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Title:Statistical matching using propensity scores: theory and application to the Levy Institute measure of economic well-being PDF Logo
Authors:Kum, Hyunsub
Masterson, Thomas
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Working papers // The Levy Economics Institute 535
Abstract:This paper summarizes the background, type, logic, and working procedure of the statistical matching used in the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (LIMEW) project to combine the various data sets used to produce the synthetic data set with which the LIMEW is constructed. The authors use the match between the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances and the Annual Demographic Survey of the Current Population Survey data sets to demonstrate the procedure and results of the matching. Challenges confronted in the use of this technique, such as the distribution of weights, are discussed in the conclusion.
Subjects:Statistical Matching
Survey of Consumer Finances
Annual Demographic Supplement
Distribution of Income and Wealth
JEL:C14
C40
D31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

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