Working Paper Series, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, Department of Economics, Uppsala University
IPW estimation and related estimators for evaluation of active labor market policies in a dynamic setting
Abstract: This paper considers treatment evaluation in a discrete
time setting in which treatment could start at any point in time. A typical
application is an active labor market policy program which could start
after any elapsed unemployment duration. It is shown that various average
effects on survival time are identified under unconfoundedness and
no-anticipation and inverse probability weighting (IPW) estimators are
provided for these effects. The estimators are applied to a Swedish work
practice program. The IPW estimator is compared with related estimators.
One conclusion is that the matching estimator proposed by Fredriksson and
Johansson (2008)1 overlooks a selective censoring problem.
Keywords: Treatment effects; dynamic treatment assignment; program evaluation; work practice; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C14; C40; (follow links to similar papers)
38 pages, January 15, 2014
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