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Author: Korenman, Sanders
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1. Heiland, Frank
Korenman, Sanders
Best of Both Worlds? Estimating the Treatment Effect of Teen Childbearing on Education Using Propensity Score Matching in Sibling Clusters
Presented: Austin TX, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2019
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Childbearing, Adolescent; Educational Attainment; Modeling, Fixed Effects; National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth); Siblings

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Sibling difference (or family Fixed Effects, "FE") methods are a well-known strategy for addressing selectivity bias due to omitted family-level variables. However, they face concerns over efficiency, generalizability and within-family selectivity. Recent advances in Propensity Score Matching (PSM) by Arkhangelsky and Imbens (2018) provide an alternative approach to estimating treatment effects in clustered data that may address some of these concerns by utilizing family-average treatment information. Using "Add Health" and NLSY79 data, we illustrate this approach in family/sibling samples and compare cluster PSM treatment effects of teenage childbearing on years-of-schooling to family FE and conventional PSM estimates. Preliminary results indicate that the PSM cluster estimates are smaller than conventional PSM estimates, and more similar to the (nearer-zero) family FE estimates. We discuss the findings in the context of recent work on method choice and heterogeneous effects in the literature on the educational consequences of teenage childbearing.
Bibliography Citation
Heiland, Frank and Sanders Korenman. "Best of Both Worlds? Estimating the Treatment Effect of Teen Childbearing on Education Using Propensity Score Matching in Sibling Clusters." Presented: Austin TX, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2019.
2. Korenman, Sanders
Turner, Susan C.
Employment Contacts and Minority-White Wage Differences
Industrial Relations 35,1 (January 1996): 106-122.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-232X.1996.tb00397.x
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Job Search; Racial Differences; Wages

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We study effects of job contacts on wages in inner-city Boston in 1989 and in the 1982 NLSY. Race/Hispanicity differences in wages are not explained by an absence of contacts among minority youths. Rather, in the Boston data, lower wages of black youths are explained by lower "returns" to their contacts. In the NLSY there is little evidence of lower return to black youths' contacts, but there is evidence of lower returns to Hispanic youths' contacts.
Bibliography Citation
Korenman, Sanders and Susan C. Turner. "Employment Contacts and Minority-White Wage Differences." Industrial Relations 35,1 (January 1996): 106-122.