self-selection


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self-selection

a circumstance in which the allocation of units of a population to one or other of two groups which are to be compared is done by the units, e.g. the sick animals in one group, the not-sick in the other. See also volunteer sample.
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The self-selection constraint then implies that, in equilibrium, type LR individuals purchase more insurance coverage than type HN individuals.
In Appendix C, we show that the self-selection constraint prevents low-risk individuals from buying full insurance ([a.
This project demonstrates how through the implementation of the self-selection principle alongside reading strategies during ten class sessions of adult literacy education, it was possible to foster incremental growth in language and create a comfortable literacy environment where students could develop their literacy potential as was demonstrated through perdurable, practical, and meaningful learning.
As discussed above, the case where consumers vary in their susceptibility to harm raises the question of self-selection by consumers regarding who should and who should not consume the product based not only on their valuation of the product but also on their individual (and privately known) harm from a product-related accident.
Carter and Irons (1991) also found economics students to be more selfish when playing ultimatum bargaining games, and that this selfishness was mainly due to self-selection.
One of the most difficult challenges in assessing differences in utilization of hospital or other services by managed care enrollees is to control for self-selection into managed care plans, which depends on information available to enrollees but not to the analyst.
The purpose of this study was to determine if a student's personality type (MBTI) and the student's self-selection of the date an exam is administered increases the candidate's ability to prepare, take and pass the exam.
These analyses controlled for men's social and demographic characteristics (age, marital status and education) at the end of the initial uial interval, allowing the researchers to assess whether self-selection bias occurred.
There was sort of a self-selection process that took place: Sacks says.
While instrumental variables can be used to account for endogeneity due to self-selection, current practice requires that all five assumptions of instrumental variables be met in order to credibly estimate the causal effect of a program.