Targeting Policies: Multiple Testing and Distributional Treatment Effects
NBER Working Paper No. 22950
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This paper was previously circulated under the title "Reinvestigating How Welfare Reform Influences Labor Supply: A Multiple Testing Approach." The data used in this paper are derived from data files made available to researchers by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC). The authors remain solely responsible for how the data have been used or interpreted. We are grateful to MDRC for providing the public access to the data used here. We wish to thank Jonah Gelbach, Pat Kline, Jeff Smith, and seminar and conference participants at the University of Georgia, Hunter College, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Sciences Po Paris, AEA, CLSRN, the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting and North American Summer Meeting, and SOLE/EALE for helpful comments and suggestions. Jacob Schwartz and Thor Watson provided excellent research assistance. Lehrer and Song respectively thank SSHRC for research support. The usual caveat applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.