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Unformatted text preview: Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Lect 4: Estimating the Returns to Health Introduction to Randomization Nancy Qian January 20, 2011 Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Agenda Meet Adam. Set new section times. 1 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya The Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group 2 Estimation Compliance Derivation Results 3 Next Time Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group Outline 1 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya The Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group 2 Estimation Compliance Derivation Results 3 Next Time Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group Program Evaluation Question: What are the effects of de-worming on school attendance? To address the question of whether health has a causal impact on schooling, Miguel and Kremer (2004) randomly assigned deworming drugs (across schools) to children in Kenya. The PSDP project introduced de-worming drugs into 3 groups of schools. Groups 1& 2 will receive the drug and Group 3 is the control group The unit of randomization is at the school level Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group Why Randomize? Why not just control for factors? Are there pitfalls to randomization? Why randomize across schools? Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group Outline 1 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya The Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group 2 Estimation Compliance Derivation Results 3 Next Time Nancy Qian Econ 325: Lecture 4 Randomized Experiment: De-worming in Kenya Estimation Next Time Basic Problem Baseline Survey Sample Attrition Bundled Treatments Comparison Group Baseline Survey MK check the baseline characteristics by comparing the characteristics of the students in the control and treatment groups before the program begins Why is this important?...
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