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Re: st: Outcome effect calculation with Propensity Score matching

From   Steve Samuels <>
Subject   Re: st: Outcome effect calculation with Propensity Score matching
Date   Tue, 25 May 2010 12:10:31 -0400

Bruce, slightly off topic, but see Section 8.2 of the FAQ


Steven Samuels
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On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Bruce Newbold <> wrote:
> I am using the psmatch2 command to evaluate the income effects of migration
> between regions, as in the following command:
> . psmatch2 mig_into_to male married a2024 hs2 degree2 ch_deg kworker2
> newkwork latinc42_2 panel2 panel3 atl que pra bc, out(atincdiff) logit com
> where mig_into_to is the dependent variable (1/0) that represents
> migrants/stayers in this case. The balance of variables are hypothesized to
> related to the migration decision, such as educational degree, marital
> status, origin region, and so on. The out(atincdiff) variable represents the
> income effect (difference in after tax income between start and end period
> of the data).  I have also used the pstest command to look at the pairing
> effects.
> I would like to have STATA calculate the average effect for migrants and
> stayers based on the psmatch2 results (or I guess its mean wage of matched
> treated / matched controls), but am unsure how to do this.


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