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Did mandatory busing programs in the 1970s increase the school achievement of
disadvantaged minority youth? Does obtaining a college degree increase an individual’s labor market earnings? Did the use of a butterfly ballot in some Florida
counties in the 2000 presidential election cost Al Gore votes? Simple cause-and-effect questions such as these are the motivation for much empirical work in the
social sciences. In this book, the counterfactual model of causality for observational
data analysis is presented, and methods for causal effect estimation are demonstrated using examples from sociology, political science, and economics.
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Social sciences -- Research.
Social sciences -- Methodology.