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Demographic Applications of Event History Analysis : International Studies in Demography - James Trussell

Demographic Applications of Event History Analysis

International Studies in Demography

By: James Trussell (Editor), Richard Hankinson (Editor), Judith Tilton (Editor)

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Published: 4th June 1992
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Event history analysis--the study of individual life histories--has developed rapidly over the past few years. This volume 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--such as fertility surveys or migration histories--has increased, and new methods to analyze such data have developed. Unresolved technical and practical issues remain, however, and researchers often 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, it discusses 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.

'this book is extremely useful for demographers who want to apply techniques of event history analysis to their data ... The case studies illustrate very clearly a number of important problems demographers are confronted with. In addition, the book throws lights on current research frontiers for some technical issues.' Nico Keilman, Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics, European Journal of Population 9: 1993

Acknowledgementsp. v
Editors and Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 6
Some Issues in the Quantitative Characterization of Heterogeneous Populationsp. 9
Referencesp. 35
Union Dissolution in Swedenp. 38
Referencesp. 59
The Disruption of Marital and Non-Marital Unions in Contemporary Swedenp. 61
Referencesp. 89
Household Formation and Home-Ownership in Francep. 94
p. 116
p. 118
p. 119
Interrelations Between First Home-Ownership, Constitution of the Family, and Professional Occupation in Francep. 120
Referencesp. 139
The Progression to the Third Birth in Swedenp. 141
Appendix: Comparison of Estimates Obtained Using Alternative Hazard Rate Specificationp. 155
Referencesp. 155
Understanding Third Births in Swedenp. 157
Referencesp. 206
Incomplete Data in Event History Analysisp. 209
Referencesp. 228
Analysis of Current-Status Datap. 231
Referencesp. 249
A Discrete-Time Method for the Analysis of Event Historiesp. 253
Referencesp. 266
Index of Namesp. 267
Index of Subjectsp. 270
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ISBN: 9780198283867
ISBN-10: 0198283865
Series: International Studies in Demography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 4th June 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.64