Demographic Applications of Event History Analysis

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorJames Trussell, Richard Hankinson, Judith Tilton

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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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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 ferti...

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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 f...

James Trussell is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Associate Director, and Judith Tilton is an Administrator of the Programme in Population Studies, both at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198283865

ISBN - 13:9780198283867

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'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 frontiersfor some technical issues.'Nico Keilman, Norwegian Central Bureau of Statistics, European Journal of Population 9: 1993