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ERIC Number: EJ788460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Nonparametric Bounds on the Causal Effect of University Studies on Job Opportunities Using Principal Stratification
Grilli, Leonardo; Mealli, Fabrizia
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v33 n1 p111-130 2008
The authors propose a methodology based on the principal strata approach to causal inference for assessing the relative effectiveness of two degree programs with respect to the employment status of their graduates. An innovative use of nonparametric bounds in the principal strata framework is shown, examining the role of some assumptions in reducing uncertainty about the causal effects and proposing a strategy to use the covariates in the construction of the bounds. In the application, the nonparametric bounds turn out to be quite informative on the average causal effect for the latent group of students who are potentially able to graduate from both degree programs. There is some evidence that the effect is positive for economics with respect to political science, at least for some values of the covariates. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy