This book constitutes the first review of the techniques of event history analysis in demography.
During the 1970s, the amount of reliable data made available as a result of surveys increased enormously. At the same time, statistical and computational techniques developed to allow the new data to be handled.
This treatment of the subject gives a detailed treatment of the techniques of event history analysis. It provides not only a thorough description of models, but also a theoretical presentation of this new research path without losing sight of the underlying application to population dynamics. It will serve as a handbook of methodology for demographers and other social scientists interested in the study of the timing of events in individual lives.
'illuminating ... a book for researchers who understand well the basic mechanics of event-history models and want to fine-tune their skills by reading what those working on the cutting edge of hazard-rate modeling have to say.'
Jay D. Teachman, University of Maryland, Contemporary Sociology, Nov '93
`this is a well done, solid book and I recommend it to those teaching a course in elementary methods for the analysis of event history'
European Journal of Population
Introduction; I: Extending the Scope of Longitudinal Analysis: Observation of event histories; Formalization of the analysis; Methods of estimation using censored observations; Study of a single event; Reciprocal study of interactions between two events; Extending to more complex situations; II. Extending the Scope of Regression Models: Statistical formalization of parametric analysis; Methods of estimation of parametric models; Methods of semi-parametric
analysis; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 11th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 14.43
Weight (kg): 0.43