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Joerg Lang <joerglang0@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: RE: Difference in Difference vs. Fixed Effects |

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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:55:03 +0200 |

I am sorry! This shouldn't have been sent in such a format. Here is now the edited version of the tables. As you can see, they are - despite some minor changes in the standard - pretty much the same when there are no other covariates included. However, including these covariates leads to more different results. If there is anyone that could help me explaining what is either wrong with my Stata command or point me in the right direction for the interpretiation that would be really helpful. The did denotes the difference in differece estimator and is thus the one of interest. The treatment dummy is only included in the xtreg for better "comparison". Obviously, one could have also construcet a treatment dummy that varies between the time periods, i.e. 0 for both treatment and control grouop in the baseline period and 1 for the treatment group in the followup while 0 for the control group in the followup. However, leaving the did estimator should yield the same result since this is an interaction of treatment and time and thus 0 for both groups in the baseline period since time is 0. The value is 1 for the treatment group in the followup since both variables are then 1 but 0 for the case of the control group in the followup since the control groups value is 0. reg gender_decision did treatment followup, cluster (h1) Linear regression Number of obs = 636 F( 3, 317) = 5.77 Prob > F = 0.0007 R-squared = 0.0233 Root MSE = .3456 (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robust gender_dec~n | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- did | .0913309 .0678396 1.35 0.179 -.0421419 .2248037 treatment | -.0164835 .0396981 -0.42 0.678 -.0945886 .0616215 followup | .0864469 .0292938 2.95 0.003 .028812 .1440818 _cons | .2387057 .0157684 15.14 0.000 .2076819 .2697296 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ xtreg gender_decision treatment did followup, fe vce(cluster h1) note: treatment omitted because of collinearity Fixed-effects (within) regression Number of obs = 636 Group variable: h1 Number of groups = 318 R-sq: within = 0.0465 Obs per group: min = 2 between = 0.0016 avg = 2.0 overall = 0.0230 max = 2 F(2,317) = 8.59 corr(u_i, Xb) = -0.0067 Prob > F = 0.0002 (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | Robust gender_dec~n | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- treatment | 0 (omitted) did | .0913309 .067786 1.35 0.179 -.0420364 .2246982 followup | .0864469 .0292707 2.95 0.003 .0288575 .1440363 _cons | .2363732 .0132882 17.79 0.000 .210229 .2625174 -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- sigma_u | .25124096 sigma_e | .33511619 rho | .35982364 (fraction of variance due to u_i) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ With more controls: reg gender_decision did treatment followup log_hhsize h16_hoh h16_hohsp hohdum_edu_no_imp sphohdum > _edu_no_imp asset_Index_imp women_groupmember log_hexp, cluster (h1) Linear regression Number of obs = 636 F( 11, 317) = 2.64 Prob > F = 0.0030 R-squared = 0.0379 Root MSE = .34518 (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Robust gender_decision | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- did | .0775325 .0689252 1.12 0.261 -.0580762 .2131412 treatment | -.0422406 .0423164 -1.00 0.319 -.125497 .0410158 followup | .0816601 .0315261 2.59 0.010 .0196332 .143687 log_hhsize | -.0050365 .0308 -0.16 0.870 -.0656347 .0555617 h16_hoh | .0002403 .0019649 0.12 0.903 -.0036256 .0041061 h16_hohsp | -.000707 .0023795 -0.30 0.767 -.0053886 .0039746 hohdum_edu_no_imp | .015657 .0364541 0.43 0.668 -.0560656 .0873795 s phohdum_edu_no_imp | .0712825 .0410581 1.74 0.084 -.0094982 .1520633 asset_Index_imp | .0650232 .0761579 0.85 0.394 -.0848155 .214862 women_groupmember | .0290404 .03097 0.94 0.349 -.0318924 .0899731 log_hexp | .0190211 .0207127 0.92 0.359 -.0217307 .0597728 _cons | .0026582 .2046481 0.01 0.990 -.3999819 .4052984 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- xtreg gender_decision treatment did followup log_hhsize h16_hoh h16_hohsp hohdum_edu_no_imp sphohd > um_edu_no_imp asset_Index_imp women_groupmember log_hexp, fe vce(cluster h1) note: treatment omitted because of collinearity Fixed-effects (within) regression Number of obs = 636 Group variable: h1 Number of groups = 318 R-sq: within = 0.0723 Obs per group: min = 2 between = 0.0005 avg = 2.0 overall = 0.0140 max = 2 F(10,317) = 2.80 corr(u_i, Xb) = -0.2809 Prob > F = 0.0024 (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Robust gender_decision | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- treatment | 0 (omitted) did | .0944656 .0685701 1.38 0.169 -.0404444 .2293756 followup | .0637825 .0348781 1.83 0.068 -.0048393 .1324043 log_hhsize | -.0601096 .0553426 -1.09 0.278 -.1689948 .0487756 h16_hoh | -.0014844 .0055086 -0.27 0.788 -.0123225 .0093537 h16_hohsp | .005337 .0047125 1.13 0.258 -.0039347 .0146088 hohdum_edu_no_imp | .1778034 .0849698 2.09 0.037 .0106275 .3449793 sphohdum_edu_no_imp | .0998635 .0816447 1.22 0.222 -.0607705 .2604975 asset_Index_imp | .0307611 .1463719 0.21 0.834 -.257222 .3187443 women_groupmember | .0098729 .0503457 0.20 0.845 -.0891811 .1089268 log_hexp | -.0025051 .0278105 -0.09 0.928 -.0572215 .0522113 _cons | .1998801 .3670395 0.54 0.586 -.5222612 .9220215 --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- sigma_u | .26714979 sigma_e | .33481165 rho | .38900009 (fraction of variance due to u_i) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2013/10/3 Joerg Lang <joerglang0@gmail.com>: > Hey Mustafa, > > thanks for your response. I think that my sentence with the treatment > was kind of misleading. Treatment is the dummy for treatment but what > I really want to know is the Difference in Difference dummy (did). > I have the results below: > > > > > > reg gender_decision did treatment followup, cluster (h1) > > Linear regression Number of obs = 636 > F( 3, 317) = 5.77 > Prob > F = 0.0007 > R-squared = 0.0233 > Root MSE = .3456 > > (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > | Robust > gender_dec~n | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] > -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > did | .0913309 .0678396 1.35 0.179 -.0421419 .2248037 > treatment | -.0164835 .0396981 -0.42 0.678 -.0945886 .0616215 > followup | .0864469 .0292938 2.95 0.003 .028812 .1440818 > _cons | .2387057 .0157684 15.14 0.000 .2076819 .2697296 > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > > > > > xtreg gender_decision treatment did followup, fe vce(cluster h1) > note: treatment omitted because of collinearity > > Fixed-effects (within) regression Number of obs = 636 > Group variable: h1 Number of groups = 318 > > R-sq: within = 0.0465 Obs per group: min = 2 > between = 0.0016 avg = 2.0 > overall = 0.0230 max = 2 > > F(2,317) = 8.59 > corr(u_i, Xb) = -0.0067 Prob > F = 0.0002 > > (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 clusters in h1) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > | Robust > gender_dec~n | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] > -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > treatment | 0 (omitted) > did | .0913309 .067786 1.35 0.179 -.0420364 .2246982 > followup | .0864469 .0292707 2.95 0.003 .0288575 .1440363 > _cons | .2363732 .0132882 17.79 0.000 .210229 .2625174 > -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > sigma_u | .25124096 > sigma_e | .33511619 > rho | .35982364 (fraction of variance due to u_i) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > reg gender_decision did treatment followup log_hhsize h16_hoh > h16_hohsp hohdum_edu_no_imp sphohdum >> _edu_no_imp asset_Index_imp women_groupmember log_hexp, cluster (h1) > > Linear regression Number of obs = 636 > F( 11, 317) = 2.64 > Prob > F = 0.0030 > R-squared = 0.0379 > Root MSE = .34518 > > (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 > clusters in h1) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > | Robust > gender_decision | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% > Conf. Interval] > --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > did | .0775325 .0689252 1.12 0.261 > -.0580762 .2131412 > treatment | -.0422406 .0423164 -1.00 0.319 > -.125497 .0410158 > followup | .0816601 .0315261 2.59 0.010 > .0196332 .143687 > log_hhsize | -.0050365 .0308 -0.16 0.870 > -.0656347 .0555617 > h16_hoh | .0002403 .0019649 0.12 0.903 > -.0036256 .0041061 > h16_hohsp | -.000707 .0023795 -0.30 0.767 > -.0053886 .0039746 > hohdum_edu_no_imp | .015657 .0364541 0.43 0.668 > -.0560656 .0873795 > sphohdum_edu_no_imp | .0712825 .0410581 1.74 0.084 > -.0094982 .1520633 > asset_Index_imp | .0650232 .0761579 0.85 0.394 > -.0848155 .214862 > women_groupmember | .0290404 .03097 0.94 0.349 > -.0318924 .0899731 > log_hexp | .0190211 .0207127 0.92 0.359 > -.0217307 .0597728 > _cons | .0026582 .2046481 0.01 0.990 > -.3999819 .4052984 > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > xtreg gender_decision treatment did followup log_hhsize h16_hoh > h16_hohsp hohdum_edu_no_imp sphohd >> um_edu_no_imp asset_Index_imp women_groupmember log_hexp, fe vce(cluster h1) > note: treatment omitted because of collinearity > > Fixed-effects (within) regression Number of obs = 636 > Group variable: h1 Number of groups = 318 > > R-sq: within = 0.0723 Obs per group: min = 2 > between = 0.0005 avg = 2.0 > overall = 0.0140 max = 2 > > F(10,317) = 2.80 > corr(u_i, Xb) = -0.2809 Prob > F = 0.0024 > > (Std. Err. adjusted for 318 > clusters in h1) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > | Robust > gender_decision | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% > Conf. Interval] > --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > treatment | 0 (omitted) > did | .0944656 .0685701 1.38 0.169 > -.0404444 .2293756 > followup | .0637825 .0348781 1.83 0.068 > -.0048393 .1324043 > log_hhsize | -.0601096 .0553426 -1.09 0.278 > -.1689948 .0487756 > h16_hoh | -.0014844 .0055086 -0.27 0.788 > -.0123225 .0093537 > h16_hohsp | .005337 .0047125 1.13 0.258 > -.0039347 .0146088 > hohdum_edu_no_imp | .1778034 .0849698 2.09 0.037 > .0106275 .3449793 > sphohdum_edu_no_imp | .0998635 .0816447 1.22 0.222 > -.0607705 .2604975 > asset_Index_imp | .0307611 .1463719 0.21 0.834 > -.257222 .3187443 > women_groupmember | .0098729 .0503457 0.20 0.845 > -.0891811 .1089268 > log_hexp | -.0025051 .0278105 -0.09 0.928 > -.0572215 .0522113 > _cons | .1998801 .3670395 0.54 0.586 > -.5222612 .9220215 > --------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- > sigma_u | .26714979 > sigma_e | .33481165 > rho | .38900009 (fraction of variance due to u_i) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > 2013/10/2 Hussein, Mustafa (Mustafa Hussien) <mhussei4@uthsc.edu>: >> Hi Joerg, >> >> Can you post your results? You say that "treatment" was omitted from xtreg output. So what are you comparing your reg coefficients to then? In fixed effects I think you should be able specify a dummy for treatment. >> >> Mustafa >> >> ________________________________________ >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Joerg Lang [joerglang0@gmail.com] >> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:26 AM >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: st: Difference in Difference vs. Fixed Effects >> >> Dear Stalist users, >> >> currently writing my Master thesis and working with >> Stata 12, I have the following problem. >> >> I have a dataset on two time periods (2010 and 2012) and two groups >> (treatment and control). There is no treatment in the baseline and the >> treatment group uptakes the treatment between 2010 and 2012. The uptake is >> non-random. >> Now, I want to estimate the impact in a difference in difference design. >> At first, I estimate the following model: >> y b0+b1Time+b2Treatment+b3Time*Treatment+u >> >> using the -reg command: >> >> -reg y time treatment time*treatment, cluster (h1) >> >> while y is the outcome variable that is between 0 and 1 and h1 is the >> household identifier. I use the cluster option to account for the problem >> of serial correlation. In a second estimation I also include some other >> covariates. >> >> I always thought that this setting and a setting with fixed effects >> yield exactly the same result as long as one has only two points in time >> (in my case 2010 and 2012). >> >> However, estimating the same model with: >> >> - xtreg y Time Treatment Time*Treatment, fe vce(cluster h1) >> >> gives slightly different results. The difference increases when including >> more covariates, which are the same in both cases. As well, there is no >> variation in the households. Thus, the same households and the same >> variables are used in both estimations. >> Obviously, treatment is omitted in the xtreg case since it does not vary >> between time. >> However, I think that this should not change anything. >> My question is: >> Is my model correctly specified or did I overlook something? >> And, if my estimation is correct: Why this difference? Is this "normal"? If >> so, what does it tell me then, i.e. what is the reason for it? >> >> Since I have already been stuck with this problem for quite a while, any >> help or literature suggestions would be very much appreciated. Hope >> this question is not too trivial for you. >> >> Best regards, >> >> Joerg >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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