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ERIC Number: EJ929150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Modeling Repeatable Events Using Discrete-Time Data: Predicting Marital Dissolution
Teachman, Jay
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n3 p525-540 Jun 2011
I join two methodologies by illustrating the application of multilevel modeling principles to hazard-rate models with an emphasis on procedures for discrete-time data that contain repeatable events. I demonstrate this application using data taken from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to ascertain the relationship between multiple covariates and risk of subsequent marital dissolution. I consider both fixed- and random-effects versions of the multilevel model, as well as a Generalized Estimating Equation alternative to estimating random effects. I compare results obtained from the various estimators, noting why differences occur, and recommend when to choose the various alternatives. I also provide a set of SAS and STATA programs that can be used to analyze the NSFG data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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