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Program Heterogeneity and Propensity Score Matching: An Application to the Evaluation of Active Labor Market Policies

abstract Not available in German. This paper addresses microeconometric evaluation by matching methods when the programs under consideration are heterogeneous. Assuming that selection into the different sub-programs and the potential outcomes are independent given observable characteristics, estimators based on dif-ferent propensity scores are compared and applied to the analysis of active labor market policies in the Swiss region of Zurich. Furthermore, the issues of heterogeneous effects and aggregation are addressed. The results suggest that an approach that incorporates the possibility of having multiple programs can be an informative tool in applied work. (doi:10.1162/003465302317411488)
   
type journal paper
   
keywords balancing score
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 1-5-2002
journal The Review of Economics and Statistics
publisher MIT Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
ISSN 0034-6535
volume of journal 84
number of issue 2
page(s) 205-220
review not reviewed
   
citation Lechner, M. (2002). Program Heterogeneity and Propensity Score Matching: An Application to the Evaluation of Active Labor Market Policies. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 84(2), 205-220.