The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching

Nguyen, A N and Taylor, J and Bradley, S (2005) The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Abstract

Attendance at Catholic high schools is estimated to improve math test scores and to increase high school graduation rates and enrolment in 4-year college. Propensity score matching methods are used to obtain these estimated effects, based on data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study. Since selection into Catholic schools is non-random, matching methods help to overcome the problem of choosing instruments for identifying the Catholic school effect on educational outcomes. The difference-in-differences approach is used on test score data in order to control for fixed unobservable influences on outcomes.

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11 Jul 2011 21:11
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