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Table 8 Comparison of the three matching estimates by performance criteria

From: Impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion on livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral households of Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia

Matching estimator Performance criteria
Balancing testa Pseudo-R 2 Matched sample size
NN
 1 neighbour 8 0.109 440
 2 neighbour 8 0.082 440
 3 neighbour 9 0.067 440
 4 neighbour 10 0.064 440
Caliper
 0.01 12 0.038 396
 0.25 12 0.055 440
 0.5 7 0.134 440
KM
 With no bandwidth 13 0.033 440
 Bandwidth of 0.1 11 0.042 440
 Bandwidth of 0.25 11 0.050 440
 Bandwidth of 0.5 8 0.084 440
  1. Source: own estimation result
  2. aNumber of explanatory variables with no statistically significant mean differences between the matched groups of Prosopis-invaded households and non-invaded households