Accounting for Dropouts in Evaluations of Social Experiments
Jeffrey Smith () and
No 166, NBER Technical Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
This paper considers the statistical and economic justification for one widely-used method of adjusting data from social experiments to account for dropping-out behavior due to Bloom (1984). We generalize the method to apply to distributions not just means, and present tests of the key identifying assumption in this context. A reanalysis of the National JTPA experiment base vindicates application of Bloom's method in this context.
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Published as Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 80, no. 1 (1998): 1-14.
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