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ERIC Number: EJ1148263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0049-1241
Not All Transitions Are Equal: The Relationship between Effects on Passing Steps in a Sequential Process and Effects on the Final Outcome
Buis, Maarten L.
Sociological Methods & Research, v46 n3 p649-680 Aug 2017
This article deals with a model for describing a sequence of events, for example, education is typically attained by a set of transitions from one level of education to the next. In particular, this article tries to reconcile measures describing the effect of a variable on each of these transitions, with measures describing the effect of this variable on the final outcome of that process. Such a relationship has been known to exist within a sequential logit model, but it has hardly been used in empirical research mainly because of an absence of a practical way of giving it a substantive interpretation. This article tries to provide such an interpretation by showing that the effect on the final outcome is a weighted sum of the effects on each transition, such that a transition gets more weight if more people are at risk of passing that transition, passing the transition is more differentiating, and people gain more from passing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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