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Re: Re: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Re: st: AW: RE: RE: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2010 14:12:12 -0500

Christopher Baum <kitbaum@mac.com>:

Indeed--see also
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2006683
but there were probably incentives around hospital billing and staff
schedules that induce the cliff at midnight, rather than a tax reason.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Christopher Baum <kitbaum@mac.com> wrote:
> <>
> "Why anyone would want other people to be even a day older than they really are is a mystery to me in middle age, but the effect appears genuine."
>
> If one's tax deductions are governed by family composition on 31 December, there would be good reason to induce labour on New Year's Eve Day!
>
> (I am reminded of my U-M professor of Public Finance who testified before Congress that he and his wife of many years had a strong incentive to divorce, as at that time the Federal tax code contained a 'marriage penaltty'.)
>
> Kit
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