A Cautionary Note on the Use of Matching to Estimate Causal Effects: An Empirical Example Comparing Matching Estimates to an Experimental Benchmark

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ISPS ID: 
D031
Suggested citation: 

Arceneaux, Kevin , Alan S. Gerber, and Donald P. Green (2010), Replication materials for, ‘A Cautionary Note on the Use of Matching to Estimate Causal Effects: An Empirical Example Comparing Matching Estimates to an Experimental Benchmark,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/dc9dca20-3589-4bf2-a5b3-a25530b5765d. ISPS Data Archive.

Author(s): 

Kevin Arceneaux, Donald P. Green, Alan S. Gerber

Data type: 
Administrative
Data source(s): 

Authors; IL voter file

Data source information: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Field date: 
June 1, 2004
Field Date: 
2004
Location: 
Location details: 
N/A
Unit of observation: 
Individual
Sample size: 
2,779,315
Inclusion/exclusion: 
We removed large households with more than five registered voters.
Randomization procedure: 
We randomly selected one individual to represent each of the households that had a listed phone number in the file; We then randomly assigned subjects to two different treatment groups: 16,047 subjects were slated to receive a phone call encouraging them to vote on Election Day, and a different 16,037 subjects were slated to receive a phone call encouraging them to buckle up their seatbelts while driving. The remaining 2,747,231 subjects were assigned to the control group and did not receive a phone call.
Treatment: 
A phone call encouraging them to vote on Election Day.
Treatment administration: 
Phone
Outcome measures: 
Vote in the 2004 general elections
Archive date: 
2010
Owner: 
Kevin Arceneaux, Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

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