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Identification Problems in the Social Sciences

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674442849

Publication Date: 03/15/1999

Short

194 pages

5-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches

7 line illustrations

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • Identification
    • Tolerating Ambiguity
  • 1. Extrapolation
    • 1.1 Predicting Criminality
    • 1.2 Probabilistic Prediction
    • 1.3 Inferring Conditional Distributions from Random-Sample Data
    • 1.4 Prior Distributional Information
    • 1.5 Predicting High School Graduation
  • 2. The Selection Problem
    • 2.1 The Nature of the Problem
    • 2.2 Identification from Censored Samples Alone
    • 2.3 Bounding the Probability of Exiting Homelessness
    • 2.4 Prior Distributional Information
    • 2.5 Identification of Treatment Effects
    • 2.6 Information Linking Outcomes across Treatments
    • 2.7 Predicting High School Graduation If All Families Were Intact
  • 3. The Mixing Problem in Program Evaluation
    • 3.1 The Experimental Evaluation of Social Programs
    • 3.2 Variation in Treatment
    • 3.3 The Perry Preschool Project
    • 3.4 Identification of Mixtures Using Only Knowledge of the Marginals
    • 3.5 Restrictions on the Outcome Distribution
    • 3.6 Restrictions on the Treatment Policy
    • 3.7 Identifying Combinations of Assumptions
  • 4. Response-Based Sampling
    • 4.1 The Odds Ratio and Public Health
    • 4.2 Bounds on Relative and Attributable Risk
    • 4.3 Information on Marginal Distributions
    • 4.4 Sampling from One Response Stratum
    • 4.5 General Binary Stratifications
  • 5. Predicting Individual Behavior
    • 5.1 Revealed Preference Analysis
    • 5.2 How Do Youth Infer the Returns to Schooling
    • 5.3 Analysis of Intentions Data
  • 6. Simultaneity
    • 6.1 “The” Identification Problem in Econometrics
    • 6.2 The Linear Market Model
    • 6.3 Equilibrium in Games
    • 6.4 Simultaneity with Downward-Sloping Demand
  • 7. The Reflection Problem
    • 7.1 Endogenous, Contextual, and Correlated Effects
    • 7.2 A Linear Model
    • 7.3 A Pure Endogenous Effects Model
    • 7.4 Inferring the Composition of Reference Groups
    • 7.5 Dynamic Analysis
  • Notes
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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