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A tale of two methods: Comparing regression and instrumental variables estimates of the effects of preschool child care type on the subsequent externalizing behavior of children in low-income families

Resource Type: Methods
Author(s): Crosby, Danielle A.; Dowsett, Chantelle J.; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Huston, Aletha C.;
Date Issued: September 2010
Description: A comparison of ordinary least squares regression and instrumental variable analysis, two analytic methods for the estimation of relationships between child care type and externalizing problems, in order to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of each, and an analysis of the relationship between child developmental and different care settings for children in low-income, single-mother families

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