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Evaluation of Community-Wide Interventions

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Document date: July 03, 2013
Released online: July 03, 2013
Random-assignment experiments are the gold standard for assessing the impact of a policy or program for good reason, but they are not always a good option. For place-based initiatives, spillover effects and other factors make random assignment studies inappropriate. There are other methods, some of which use propensity score reweighting, that can credibly estimate impacts for these programs.

Topics/Tags: | Cities and Neighborhoods | Education | Washington D.C. Region

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