Hi all,

I'm estimating a log-linear model with panel data using xtreg where my model is as follows:

log(y

where policy = 0 for control individuals living in states before the policy and = 1 for treated individuals living in states after the policy was introduced (the policy introduction is staggered across time)

infant = 1 only at the year the individual has an infant and = 0 otherwise

x

x

How can I interpret the coefficient on B

Any help is appreciated!

Surya

I'm estimating a log-linear model with panel data using xtreg where my model is as follows:

log(y

_{1}/y_{2}) = B_{0}+ B_{1}(policy) + B_{2}(infant)+ B_{3}(policy*infant) + B_{4}log(x_{1}) + B_{5}(x_{2}) + B_{6}(year) + B_{7}(state)where policy = 0 for control individuals living in states before the policy and = 1 for treated individuals living in states after the policy was introduced (the policy introduction is staggered across time)

infant = 1 only at the year the individual has an infant and = 0 otherwise

x

_{1}is log of wagesx

_{2 }are other demographic and economic factors that are not log-transformedHow can I interpret the coefficient on B

_{3 }which is the instantaneous effect of the policy only during the year individual has an infant?Any help is appreciated!

Surya

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