Demographic applications of event history analysis
Clarendon Press, Jul 23, 1992 - Social Science - 276 pages
Event history analysis - the study of individual life histories - has developed rapidly over the past few years. This book illustrates the use of the new techniques at the frontier of the subject. The number of surveys undertaken throughout the world to collect detailed information on the timing of events in individual lives (eg fertility surveys, migration histories) have increased, and new methods to analyse such data have developed. Unresolved technical and practical issues remain, andresearchers have limited experience of the new techniques - this volume addresses these issues and provides information on the new methodologies.The book covers three main areas. First, it summarizes the work on the incorporation of unmeasured heterogeneity into the analysis of event histories; secondly, it introduces a series of 'competitions' in which pairs of teams are assigned to analyse the same topic using the same data; finally, itdiscusses other methodological issues such as the treatment of missing data, the analysis of current-status data, and the relation between discrete and continuous time models.
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analysis assumptions Attitude toward kids becoming a home-owner behaviour birth cohort birth intervals censored child coefficients cohabitation conditional distribution consensual union current-status data demographic dissolution risks distribution divorce duration economic effect entry into motherhood event history explanatory variables factors female wage Fertility Survey gamma hazard function hazard model hazard rate Heckman and Singer Heckman and Walker home-ownership included increased individual influence likelihood log-linear model log-logistic logit Manton marital marriage married menarche Menken misspecification months Morgan and Rindfuss mortality observed covariates parity population proportional-hazards model race x rates of dissolution regression regressors reported respondents sample saturated model second birth second unions specification spell length stability Statistical Statistics Sweden status Stockholm University survivor function Sweden Swedish Table theory third birth time-varying tion transition Trussell Union cohort union dissolution unobserved heterogeneity unobserved variables values Wald tests Weibull white-collar women