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dc.contributor.authorBuddelmeyer, Hielkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkoufias, Emmanuelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20072-
dc.description.abstractWhile providing the most reliable method of evaluating social programs, randomized experiments in developing and developed countries alike are accompanied by political risks and ethical issues that jeopardize the chances of adopting them. In this paper we use a unique data set from rural Mexico collected for the purposes of evaluating the impact of the PROGRESA poverty alleviation program to examine the performance of a quasiexperimental estimator, the Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD). Using as a benchmark the impact estimates based on the experimental nature of the sample, we examine how estimates differ when we use the RD design as the estimator for evaluating program impact on two key indicators: child school attendance and child work. Overall the performance of the RDD performance was remarkably good. The RDD estimates of program impact agreed with the experimental estimates in 10 out of the 12 possible cases. The two cases in which the RDD method failed to reveal any significant program impact on the school attendance of boys and girls were in the first year of the program (round 3). RDD estimates comparable to the experimental estimates were obtained when we used as a comparison group children from non-eligible households in the control localities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 827en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.keywordPROGRESAen_US
dc.subject.keywordRegression Discontinuityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtreatment effectsen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluation of the Performance of Regression Discontinuity Design on PROGRESAen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn367380048en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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