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**Session 3: Event History Analysis: Basic Models**

Karl Ulrich Mayer Life Course Research: Theoretical Issues, Empirical Applications and Methodological Problems Sociological Methodology Workshop Series, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan September 20-24, 2004

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**Outline Research Designs and Time-Continuous Data**

Terminology on Time-Continuous Data Censoring and Patterns of Censoring Transition Probability Mean Transition Rate in Interval [t,t‘) Examples and Exercises (Instantaneous) Transition Rate at Time t: r(t) Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Methods of Survival Analysis: Analysis of Local Interdependence Exponential Model: Basics Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates (Employment Transition Rates) Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Cox – Partial Likelihood Models Cox‘s Proportional Hazards Regression Model Functions (graphics) Event History Analysis: Literature Software for Event History Analysis Session 3

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1. Research Designs and Time-Continuous Data Cross-sectional data: Measurement only at time t2 t2 Married Single State space Y Time t Consensual union Cross-sectional data t2 Married Single t4 Time t Consensual union t3 t1 Panel Data Panel data: Measurements at a sequence of discrete points in time t1, t2, ... Event History Data: Continuous measurement in time up to the time of the survey t4 Measurement mostly retrospective: Advantage: relatively cost-efficient Disadvantage: Potential recall error t2 Married Single t4 Time t Consensual union t3 Event data

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2a. Terminology on Time-Continuous Data: 1-Process Model Family state of a person i across time si(3) ti(3) di(3) oi(3) Married Single t4 State space Y Time t Consensual union State space: set of possible outcomes of a processual variable Y („family situations“). The state space of the process is discrete. Time axis (clock: Specification of time dimension, in which process is being measured) Examples: Age (Duration since birth), Duration since age 15, Duration since occurrence of an event Episode (Spell): time interval, in which a person i stays i in a state: here the third measured episode si(3) is the starting time; ti(3) is the ending time ti(3) - si(3) is equal to the duration of the episode oi(3) is the initial state in episode 3 (Origin); di(3) is the new state after the end of episode 3 (Destination)

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2b. Terminology on Time-Continuous Data Family situations of person i across time si(3) ti(3) di(3) di(2) oi(3) Married Single t4 State space Y Time t Consensual union Event/transition: change in a state of the processual variable Y State and ending time of a state is usually defined by an event. Censoring: the end of episode 5 is unknown. Reason: limitation of the observation window (e.g. time of interview)

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2c. Terminology on Time-Continuous Data: Special Models si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Model with a state space of two states : Origin and Destination Variant: There are several different destination states: multi-state model

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2d. Terminology on Time-Continuous Data: Special Models Married Single t4 State space Y Time t Consensual union Multiple-Episodes-Multi-State-Model Repeatable vs. absorbing states

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2e. Terminology on Time-Continuous Data Describing a multiple-episode-multi-state-process of person i {(ui, mi, oi, di, si, ti, xi); mi,=1,..., Mi} ui is the identification number of person i, mi is the number of the episode, xi is a vector with additional time-constant or time-variant attributes

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3. Censoring and Patterns of Censoring Right Censoring Left Censoring

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3a. Dual-Process-Model or Parallel Processes Sub-episodes in process 2 Process 2 Process 1 t t4

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4. Transition Probability si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Two-States-Model T is a random variable, which represents the timing of the event (conditional) transition probability in interval [t, t‘) q[t, t‘) = Pr ( t T < t‘ | t T ), for t < t‘ or q[t, t‘) = number of persons i with t ti < t‘ / number of persons i with t ti q[t, t‘) = number of events in [t, t‘) / number of persons i with yti = oi q[t, t‘) = number of events in [t, t‘) / number of persons „at risk“ at time t

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5a. Mean Transition Rate in Interval [t, t‘) si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Two-States Model Mean transition rate in time interval [t, t‘) r[t, t‘) = number of persons i with t ti < t‘ / total of durations, which persons i with t ti spent in time interval [t,t‘) in state oi r[t, t‘) = number of events in [t, t‘) / total of durations, which persons i with t ti spend in interval [t,t‘) in state oi r[t, t‘) = number of events in [t, t‘) / total of durations, which persons i are in time interval [t,t‘) „at risk“

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5b. Mean Transition Rate in Interval [t, t‘) si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Two-States-Model Mean Transition Rate in Interval[t, t‘) „measures“ the average event flow in interval [t, t‘) per time unit (month) Analogy: average speed!

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6a. Examples and Exercises One-Episode-Multi-State-Model: The state space of Y is {„1“(„Single“), 2 („consensual union“), 3 („Married“)} We observe only the first transition out of state „1“ into state „2“ or „3“

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6b. Examples and Exercises Example

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6c. Examples and Exercises The estimates amount to: 1/110 = 1/(9*12+2); 0/114 = 0/(9*12+6)

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7a. (Instantaneous) Transition Rate at Time t: r(t) si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Two-State-Model r(t) = l i m r[t, t‘) = l i m q[t, t‘) / ( t‘ -t) t‘ t t‘ t r(t) = l i m (transition probability per time unit) t‘ t

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7b. (Instantaneous) Transition Rate at Time t: r(t) Inversely, it holds: r[t, t‘) = [ r() d ] / ( t‘ -t) = : R(t) / (t‘-t) If r(t) in [t,t‘) is constantly equal to r, it follows that r[t, t‘) = r t‘ t

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8a. Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function For the random variable T (event time point) the probability distribution F(t) is defined as follows: F(t) = Pr (T t) The corresponding probability density is f(t): f(t) = l i m (F(t‘) - F(t)) / (t‘ - t)=dF(t)/d(t) t‘ t = l i m Pr ( t T < t‘) / (t‘ - t) = F´(t) as the first moment where differentiable. and the „survival function“ G(t) G(t) = 1 - F(t) = Pr (T > t)

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8b. Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function r(t), f(t) and G(t) are standing in close relationship to each other: r(t) = l i m q[t, t‘) / (t‘ - t) = l i m Pr ( t T < t‘ | T t ) / ( t‘ -t) t‘ t t‘ t = l i m [Pr ( t T < t‘ ) / (t‘ - t)] * 1 / Pr (T t) t‘ t = f(t) / G(t) Recall and note: q[t, t‘) = Pr ( t T < t‘ | T t)

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8c. Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function It follows G(t) = exp ( - r() d ) =: exp ( - H(t)) and q[t, t‘) = Pr ( t T < t‘ | t T ) = [G(t) - G(t‘)] / G(t) = 1 - G(t‘) / G(t) = 1 - exp ( - r() d ) (t‘ - t) * r(t) since 1 - exp (-x) x for small x. t t' t

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8d. Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function As illustration the following figure for a model with a constant Rate r

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8e. Probability Distribution of T and Survival Function As illustration for a model with time variable Rate r

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9a. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t 1 l l+1 Il Step 1: Cut the time axis in L time intervals of equal length Il, l =1,...L: Il = [l, l+1); l =1,...L and one interval with no upper limit IL+1 = [L, )

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9b. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method Step 2: Estimate the transition probabilities ql for the intervals Il, l =1,...L taking the censored spells into account: given: El the number of events (transitions) in Il . Rl = ( Nl - 0,5 * Zl ) and Nl the persons „at risk“ at time l Zl the number of censored events in Il Step 3: Estimate the „transition probabilities“ pl for the intervals Il, l =1,...L :

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9c. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method Step 4: Estimate the values of the survival function G(t) at the points l , l =1,...L taking censored cases into account: Step 5: Estimate approximatively the values of the density function f(t) for the midpoints of the intervals Il, l =1,...L :

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9d. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method Step 6: Compute approximatively the values of the rate function r(t) for the midpoints of the intervals Il, l =1,...L : Then it follows:

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9e. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method Step 7: Compute the standard deviations of the estimates of Gl , fl , rl for l =1,...L :

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9f. Methods of Survival Analysis: Mortality Table Method oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t 1 l l+1 Il Step 1: Cut the time axis in L time intervals of equal length Il, l =1,...L Step 2: Estimate the transition probabilities ql Step 3: Estimate the „transition probabilities“ pl Step 4: Estimate the values of the survival function G(t) Step 5: Estimate approximatively the values of the density function f(t) Step 6: Compute approximatively the values of the rate function r(t) Step 7: Compute the standard deviations of the estimates of Gl , fl , rl

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10a. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator si ti oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t One-Episode-Two-State-Model This estimator also goes under the name of Kaplan-Meier-Estimator. The survival function G(t) is being estimated, without cutting the time axis in discrete intervals. The estimates are, therefore, „close to the events“.

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10b. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 1: Sort the episodes of the observation units i=1, ... N according to length viz. ti ( if the common starting point is 0) i = 5 2 1 14 52 t t5 = 1 t14 = 4 t2 = 2

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10c. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 2: If there are no censored events, estimate: i = 5 2 1 14 52 t t5 = 1 t14 = 4 t2 = 2

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10d. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 2: If there are no cases of censoring, estimate:

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10e. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 2: If there are no cases of censoring: Or let it be: El = number of events at l Rl = number „at risk“ at l („risk set“) i = 5 2 1 14 52 t t5 = 1 t14 = 4 t2 = 2

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10f. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 3: In case of censored cases: Let b: El = number of events at l Zl = number of censored events in [l-1, l) Rl = (number „at risk“ at l) = Rl-1 - El-1 - Zl (Rl contains the cases censored exactly atl) i = 5 2 1 14 52 t t5 = 1 t14 = 3 t2 (censored)

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10g. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 3: In case of censoring:

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10h. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 4: Estimate the standard deviation for the survival function

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10h. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator Step 5: Estimate the cumulative Rate R(t). We know it follows: From that it follows:

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10i. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator

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10j. Methods of Survival Analysis: Product-Limit Estimator This estimator also goes under the name of Kaplan-Meier Step 1: Sort the episodes of the observation units i=1, ... N according to length viz. ti ( if the common starting point is 0) Step 2: Estimate Step 3: Estimate the standard deviation for G(t) Step 4: Estimate the cumulative rate H(t).

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11a. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions A simple but powerful additional method: Estimate the survival function in regard to an event for different sub-populations und compare them to each other. Example: One-Episode-Two-States-Model Event: Birth of first child Compare: Men and women East- und West Germans Old and young cohorts

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11b. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions

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11c. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Estimate for survival functions for one event in different sub-populations (subsets of episodes!) Is the difference between the survival functions important? Is it significant Statistical testing Tests on the difference of survival functions in sub-populations: Comparison between the survival function expected under the equality assumption and the observed distribution of events in sub-population !! Assumptions: The survival functions do not cross-over

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11d. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Basic principle of tests Step 1: Sort all episodes according to their respective length/duration 1, 2, 3, .... Step 2: Determine the number of events and of the risk sets for each time point l and each sub-population g=1,..., m: Elg und Rlg Step 3: Determine the difference between observed and expected number of events for time point l and each sub-population g: Dlg = Elg - Rlg * (El/ Rl)

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11e. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Step 4: Calculate for each sub-population the sum of these differences weighted with a factor Wl Compute the vector u = (U1 , ..., Um ) Step 5: Calculate the variances of Wl *Dlg and the cova-riances of these terms for different sub-populations and sum them across all l. Compute the Matrix V Step 6: Compute the test statistic 2m-1 : S = u‘ * V-1 * u

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11f. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Example 1: The weighting factors Wl are all equal to 1 log rank - Test Then we can compute the test statistic as follows: where Eg is the expected number of events in the sub-population g .

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11g. Methods of Survival Analysis: Comparison of Survival Functions Example 2: The weighting factors Wl are equal to Rl Wilcoxon - Test (Breslow) There are other specifications of Wl, which are leading to other versions of the Wilcoxon-Tests . The Wilcoxon-Tests are sensible especially for differences of the survival functions at the beginning of the process. The log rank-Test is sensible especially for differences of the survival functions at the end of the process

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12a. Methods of Survival Analysis: Analysis of Local Interdependence With the explorative method of Survival Analysis one can also determine simple interdependencies between different processes Starting point: One- Episode-Two State Prozesses A and B. si ti(B) oi di(B) One child Childless B ti(A) di(A) Ever Married Never Married A

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12b. Methods of Survival Analysis: Analysis of Local Interdependence

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12c. Methods of Survival Analysis: Analysis of Local Interdependence Compute a new time scale: a) - Select all cases with an event in process A - Transform for case i the time t for process B in t - ti(A) si ti(B) oi di(B) One child Childless B ti(A) di(A) Ever Married Never Married A ti(B) - ti(A) New time scale

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12d. Methods of Survival Analysis: Analysis of Local Interdependence Compute a new time scale: b) - Select all cases with an event in process B - Transform for case i the time t for process A in t - ti(B) si ti(B) oi di(B) One child Childless B ti(A) di(A) Ever Married Never Married A ti(A) - ti(B) New time scale

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13a. Exponential Model: Basics Parametric models of event history analysis fix a specific probability distribution F(t) for a distribution of waiting times or event time points T . The parameters of the probability distribution can be modelled conditional of attributes of the observation units (covariates) and then be estimated given sample observations. This equivalent to estimating the rate function r(t) which corresponds to the probability distribution of T conditional on covariates. Rate regression

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13b. Exponential Model: Basics The parametric model, which will fulfill our specifications of the rate function is quite simple: The Exponential Model T is taken to be distributed according to an exponential function t: F(t) = 1- exp (- a t ), a > 0 and f(t) = a exp (- a t) G(t) = exp (- a t) r(t) = f(t) / G(t) = a

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13c. Exponential Model: Basics The exponential model T is distributed according to the exponential distribution: F(t) = 1- exp (- a t ), a > 0 and E(T) = 1/a = 1/r („mean waiting time“) Var(T) = 1/ a

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13d. Exponential Model: Basics As illustration the following figure for an exponential model with the constant rate r(t) = a = 0,2

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13e. Exponential Model: The Estimation of a How can one estimate on the basis of an observed sample the parameter a of the exponential distribution which is equal to the time constant rate? The commonly used estimator is the Maximum-Likelihood Method (Remember: for linear regression one uses the „Minimum-Distance-Estimator“.) The Maximum-Likelihood-Method selects out of all possible values those values of a parameter a of the probability distribution F for which the observed sample is „maximally likely“. More precisely: ...for which the density of the probability for the realization of the sample (Likelihood) is highest as computed according to the postulated probability distribution

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13f. Exponential Model: The Estimation of a The value of the density dependent on the parameter a is given by the Likelihood function L(a| ti , i S), where S is the observed sample. Let us assume again the One-episode-two-state-model. E is to be the set of observation units, for which events were observed, and Z is to be the set of censored cases. Then L will be calculated as follows:

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13g. Exponential Model: The Estimation of a Then we derive: ln (L) is the Log-Likelihood.

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13h. Exponential Model: The Estimation of a

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14a. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Rate regression with time constant covariates: Estimating the effects of time constant attributes of the observation units on the time constant transition rate a which in the exponential model is identical to the parameter a. The estimation equation is: r = exp (0 + 1 X m X m) X1 ,..., Xm are time constant attributes of the observation units, 1, ... , m, are regression coefficients, 0 is the constant

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14b. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates The coefficients 0, ... , m are estimated using the Maximum-Likelihood Method. For our model then follows:

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14c. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Interpretation of the coefficients of the covariates It follows: If the covariate Xj increases by one unit, Then the estimate for r changes by the factor exp(j) Or by (exp(j) - 1) * 100 %

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14d. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Several possibilities exist to test the significance of the coefficients. 1. t - Test (just as in linear regression) is approximatively normally distributed, if the sample is sufficiently large.

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14e. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Several possibilities exist to test the significance of the coeffcients. 2. Likelihood-Ratio Test Example: Test, whether the covariates X1 und X2 contribute a significant part in explaining the estimation of rate r: reference model: r = exp(0 ) enlarged model: r = exp (0 + 1 X 1 + 2 X2). We get the maximal Log-Likelihood-values for the two models: ln L[Enl. model] and ln L[reference model]. The latter is smaller than the former.

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14f. Exponential Model: Time-Constant Covariates Several possibilities exist to test the significance of the coefficients. 2. Likelihood-Ratio Test Then compute the following term LR = 2 (ln L[Enl. model] - ln L[reference model]) This test statistic is 2-distributed. The degrees of freedom are 2. It is equal to the additional number of parameters in the enlarged model.

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15a. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates Rate regression with time constant covariates: r(t) = r = exp (0 + 1 X m X m) X1 ,..., Xm are time constant of the observation units, 1, ... , m, are the regressions coefficients, 0 is the constant. These models estimate effects on a time constant rate, i.e. it is assumed that the rate does not depend on the spell duration, but also that the effects of the variables do not depend on the spell durations

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Sonja Drobnic, and Götz Rohwer (2001): "Spouses' Employment Careers in (West) Germany." In: Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Sonja Drobnic (eds.), Careers of Couples in Contemporary Societies. From Male Breadwinner to Dual Earner Families. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Sonja Drobnic, and Götz Rohwer (2001): "Spouses' Employment Careers in (West) Germany." In: Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Sonja Drobnic (eds.), Careers of Couples in Contemporary Societies. From Male Breadwinner to Dual Earner Families. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Sonja Drobnic, and Götz Rohwer (2001): "Spouses' Employment Careers in (West) Germany." In: Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Sonja Drobnic (eds.), Careers of Couples in Contemporary Societies. From Male Breadwinner to Dual Earner Families. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Sonja Drobnic, and Götz Rohwer (2001): "Spouses' Employment Careers in (West) Germany." In: Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Sonja Drobnic (eds.), Careers of Couples in Contemporary Societies. From Male Breadwinner to Dual Earner Families. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp

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15b. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates „Piecewise Constant Exponential Model“: Here we assume that the rate is not constant over the entire duration of the episode, but rather is only „piecewise“ constant. Months

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15c. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates „Piecewise Constant Exponential Model“: One dissects the observation interval into intervals, which do not need to be equal in length: Divide the time axis in L time intervals Il, l =1,...L: Il = [l, l+1); l =1,...L The last interval is open at the upper limit. oi di Ever Married Never Married t4 State space Y Time t 1 l l+1 Il

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15d. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates The rate regression is conducted as follows: In this case the constant varies with the duration of the episode. For the estimation the Maximum-Likelihood-Method is being used. The rates vary with the duration intervals and require a decomposition of the integral for computing the survival function into subset integrals.

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15e. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates In addition, one can include time constant covariates. In the model with proportional effects the coefficients of the covariates are independent of the duration (the duration interval Il). Thus in this case the constant varies discretely with the duration of the episode, the Coefficients of the covariates are constant. indicates the values of the interval specific constants for the rate („basis rate“) in interval+ Il.

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15f. Exponential Model: Duration-Dependent Rates Finally, one can estimate the coefficients of the covariates depending on the duration (of the duration interval Il). In this case both the constant and the coefficients of the covariates vary discretely with the duration of the episode.

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16a. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates 1. Rate regression with time constant covariates r(t) = r = exp (0 + 1 X m X m) 2. Rate regression with duration dependent effects 3. Rate regression with time dependent covariates

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16b. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Rate regression with time-dependent covariates allow to estimate transition rates conditional on time-varying conditions in one or more parallel processes. „Marriage process“ Y: unmarried X: living with parents X: not living with parents Y: married X: not living with parents „leaving home“

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16c. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates-Example The estimates amount to: 0/90 = 0/(7*12+6); 1/15 = 1(1*12+3)

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16d. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Non-Parental HH Parental. HH t4 State space X Time t Episode split 2 sub-episodes (L=2) oi di Married Single t4 State space Y Time t si ti

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16e. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Estimation on the basis of episode splittings Preconditions: the time-dependent covariates change discretely across time and have discrete values, i.e. are dichotomous or polytomous. Episode splitting: Dissect – in analogy to what we did when introducing the duration-dependent rate – the episodes in sub-episodes Il, l=1,...,L, in which the covariates are constant. The survival function is then computed according to where tl,i is the end- and sl,i the starting time of the episode Il and it holds that sl,i = si and tL,i = ti.

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16f. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Estimating on the basis of the episode splitting It holds: where r(sl) = r(t) is being modelled according to

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16g. Exponential Model: Time-Dependent Covariates Estimating on the basis of episode splitting Then compute the Log-Likelihood according to The modelling of the duration dependency of a rate can be considered as a special case of a model with time-dependent covariates, which indicates in which duration interval one is at the moment.

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17a. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Logistic Regression Let Y be a dichotomous variable with values 1 and 0 (married vs. non-married) and is binomially distributed with parameters p = P(Y=1). Then for the following model the parameters 0, 1,..., m are being estimated using Maximum-Likelihood:

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17b. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Logistic regression These terms like transition rates cannot be observed directly.

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17c. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Logistic regression For case i one estimates the probability as follows: P(Y=1) is distributed like a logistic distribution.

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17d. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression oi di Married(1) Unmarried (0) t4 State space Y Time t si ti Step 1: Changing to discrete time: Divide the episode (si, ti] for the observation unit i in monthly intervals Mil , l=1,..., L. The last month MiL marks the end of the episode (si, ti]. We assume here that for non-censored events the event takes place at the end of the month MiL .

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17e. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Step 2: Estimate for all i the conditional probability that a month for the first time ends with an event: P(Y(Mil)=1|0), l=1,...L; i=1,...,N. This estimator corresponds to the relation of the number of events to the number of months „at risk“, i.e. the average monthly transition rate r. Step 3: Estimate the probability that a month ends for the first time with an event (P(Y(Mil) = 1|0), l=1,...L; i=1,...,N, conditional on time constant or time variant covariates X1, ..., Xm, the values of which are given for each observation unit and each episode month l . One can estimate this using Logistic Regression .What is being estimated is then the „odd“ of P(Y(Mil)=1|0).

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17f. Event History Analysis with Logistic Regression Step 4: Estimate the transition rates according to:

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Alfred Hamerle, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (1989): Event History Analysis. Statistical Theory and Application in the Social Sciences. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, p. 55.

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Alfred Hamerle, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (1989): Event History Analysis. Statistical Theory and Application in the Social Sciences. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, p. 32.

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Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Götz Rohwer (1995): Techniques of Event History Modeling: New Approaches to Causal Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 15.

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BMDP (1L, 2L) GLIM Generalized Linear Interactive Modeling RATE Invoking RATE SAS (LIFEREG) SIR Scientific Information Retrieval SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Science LIMDEP 5.1 RATE C Supplement to BMDP P3FUN FORTRAN Program for episode splitting given discrete time-dependent covariates In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Alfred Hamerle, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (1989): Event History Analysis. Statistical Theory and Application in the Social Sciences. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, (pp ) Program for episode splitting given continuous time-dependent covariates In: Blossfeld, Hamerle, Mayer, 1989 (pp. 285) Macros to estimate the Weibull and Log-Logistic models of Roger and Peacock In: Blossfeld, Hamerle, Mayer, 1989 (pp ) PARAT Hillmar Schneider 81991): Verweildauer mit GAUSS. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag. TDA Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Götz Rohwer (2002): Techniques of Event History Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 310 pp. Padua 1999

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