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Collin Cudd
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1)
a)
The average zscore for untreated children is actually lower than the average z
score for treated children.
The zscore measures the distance from the mean,
therefore a lower zscore corresponds to a better height for age value.
Since the z
score for untreated children is lower, this means that untreated children are closer
to the mean height for age value.
The fact that treated children were farther from
the mean height for age value may present evidence that the CSG actually had
negative effects on the children.
b)
There are some very large differences between the three groups.
The group with
status = 2 seems to be the worst off.
Although this is the smallest group, having
only
154
households, they have the lowest per capita expenditure (
219.6706
) and
the highest percentage below the poverty line (
81.17%
).
This group is in a far
worse position and should not be included in the control group.
On the other
hand the group that has not applied for the grant (status =1) has a far greater per
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 Spring '07
 RekaSundaramStukel

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