# On the Plausibility of the Latent Ignorability Assumption

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. IV Models with Nonresponse

**Assumption**

**1**(latent ignorability)

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## 3. Empirical Illustration

## 4. Conclusions

## Funding

## Institutional Review Board Statement

## Informed Consent Statement

## Data Availability Statement

## Conflicts of Interest

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Total Sample | Working | Not Working | ||||
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Mean | Std.Dev | mean | Std.Dev | Mean | Std.Dev | |

education: 12 years | 0.23 | 0.42 | 0.25 | 0.44 | 0.17 | 0.37 |

education: 13 or more years | 0.03 | 0.18 | 0.04 | 0.19 | 0.01 | 0.10 |

race: black | 0.54 | 0.50 | 0.53 | 0.50 | 0.56 | 0.50 |

race: Hispanic | 0.19 | 0.39 | 0.18 | 0.38 | 0.21 | 0.40 |

age | 18.59 | 2.18 | 18.66 | 2.19 | 18.37 | 2.14 |

in school prior to randomization | 0.63 | 0.48 | 0.63 | 0.48 | 0.61 | 0.49 |

school information missing | 0.02 | 0.14 | 0.02 | 0.13 | 0.03 | 0.17 |

in job prior to randomization | 0.61 | 0.49 | 0.65 | 0.48 | 0.47 | 0.50 |

received AFDC | 0.41 | 0.49 | 0.40 | 0.49 | 0.45 | 0.50 |

received food stamps | 0.54 | 0.50 | 0.52 | 0.50 | 0.60 | 0.49 |

treatment: Job Corps participation | 0.45 | 0.50 | 0.46 | 0.50 | 0.41 | 0.49 |

instrument: randomization | 0.64 | 0.48 | 0.66 | 0.48 | 0.60 | 0.49 |

instrument: kids under 6 | 0.77 | 0.90 | 0.73 | 0.88 | 0.88 | 0.95 |

instrument kids under 15 | 1.15 | 1.26 | 1.12 | 1.23 | 1.25 | 1.34 |

LI + MAR | MAR | Wald | 2 IVs | |
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effect | 0.12 | 0.16 | 0.12 | 0.16 |

standard error | 0.06 | 0.06 | 0.05 | 0.33 |

bootstrap p-values (quantile-based) | 0.05 | 0.00 | 0.03 | 0.65 |

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