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Re: st: Matching samples in Stata

From   Paula Arce <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Matching samples in Stata
Date   Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:32:03 +0100 (BST)

Thank you!

----- Original Message -----
From: David Kantor <>
Sent: Monday, 1 October 2012, 17:34
Subject: Re: st: Matching samples in Stata

At 10:08 AM 10/1/2012, Paula Arce wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am interested in comparing medical students vs. other students on a number of measures from a survey study.  The medical student subgroup accounts for 12% of the total sample.
> I would, therefore, like to match the medical students with a sub-group of the other students based on socio-demographic variables  - so that the two samples are more similar in size.
> How can I achieve this in Stata? is there a matching command/macro I can download and use?  Has anyone done anything similar and can share some tips?
> Many thanks,
> Paula

In addition to psmatch2, as was suggested, you may check out mahapick (on SSC) and its several component programs.

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