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Title:A Simple Procedure for the Evaluation of Treatment Effects on Duration Variables PDF Logo
Authors:Abbring, Jaap H.
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 810
Abstract:Often, a treatment and the outcome of interest are characterized by the moment they occur, and these moments are realizations of stochastic processes with dependent unobserved determinants. We develop a simple and intuitive method for inference on the treatment effect. The method can be implemented as a graphical procedure or as a straightforward parameter test in an auxiliary univariate single-spell duration model. The method exploits information on the timing of the treatment relative to the outcome that is discarded in binary treatment analyses.
Subjects:duration analysis
hazard rate
selectivity bias
treatment effect
unobserved heterogeneity
JEL:C41
C31
C14
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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