Log-Linear Models for Event Histories (Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences)
- Publish Date: 1997-05-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Jeroen Vermunt
Event history analysis has been a useful method in the social sciences for studying the processes of social change. However, a main difficulty in using this technique is to observe all relevant explanatory variables without missing any variables.
This book presents a general approach to missing data problems in event history analysis which is based on the similarities between log-linear models, hazard models and event history models. It begins with a discussion of log-rate models, modified path models and methods for obtaining maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters of log-linear models. The author then shows how to incorporate variables with missing information in log-linear models - including latent class models, m