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Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R
30/09/2014- Books & Reports
Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R
This book by Frans Willekens presents a step-by-step procedure for investigating life histories using descriptive methods and statistical modeling, as well as the popular software language for statistical computing (R). It also provides an introduction to multistate event history analysis. It is an extension of survival analysis, in which a single terminal event (endpoint) is considered and the time-to-event is studied. Multistate models focus on life histories or trajectories, conceptualized as sequences of states and sequences of transitions between states. Life histories are modeled as realizations of continuous-time Markov processes.
Mixing Does not Always Lead to Matching
29/09/2014- Pop Digests
Mixing Does not Always Lead to Matching
Exploring divorce risks for immigrant-native couples in Germany
During the last two decades, most European countries experienced increased immigration and ethnic heterogeneity in their populations. Not surprisingly, marriages between natives and immigrants also increased, even in those countries where the barriers between ethnic groups have typically been high. However, European research on union dynamics is far from being complete.
Who Does What in the Joint Household?
24/09/2014- Pop Digests
Who Does What in the Joint Household?
The specialisation gap between same-sex and different-sex couples
Earning money, managing the home and looking after children – surely no couple would complain about a lack of work. There are many different answers to the question of how to best share these tasks. But are there significant differences between same-sex and different-sex couples when it comes to the division of household work, and do these differences change across generations? Lisa Giddings, John M. Nunley, Alyssa Schneebaum and Joachim Zietz sought out to find answers to these exact questions.
World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century
22/09/2014- Books & Reports
World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century
This book by Wolfgang Lutz, William P. Butz, and Samir KC addresses systematically and quantitatively the role of educational attainment in global population trends and models. Seven background chapters summarise past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education; examine relevant theories and identify key determining factors; and set the assumptions that are subsequently translated into alternative scenario projections to 2100.
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