LaLonde {CBPS}R Documentation

LaLonde Data for Covariate Balancing Propensity Score

Description

This data set gives the outcomes a well as treatment assignments and covariates for the econometric evaluation of training programs in LaLonde (1986).

Format

A data frame consisting of 12 columns (including a treatment assignment vector) and 3212 observations.

Source

Data from the National Supported Work Study. A benchmark matching dataset. Columns consist of an indicator for whether the observed unit was in the experimental subset; an indicator for whether the individual received the treatment; age in years; schooling in years; indicators for black and Hispanic; an indicator for marriage status, one of married; an indicator for no high school degree; reported earnings in 1974, 1975, and 1978; and whether the 1974 earnings variable is missing. Data not missing 1974 earnings are the Dehejia-Wahba subsample of the LaLonde data. Missing values for 1974 earnings set to zero. 1974 and 1975 earnings are pre-treatment. 1978 earnings is taken as the outcome variable.

References

LaLonde, R.J. (1986). Evaluating the econometric evaluations of training programs with experimental data. American Economic Review 76, 4, 604-620.


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