Spell Durations and the Impact of Censoring

Posted: 11 Apr 2001

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Michael A. Nolan

University of Hull - Department of Economics

Abstract

A grouped hazard approach for analysing multiple-spell durations subject to censoring is applied to spells of absence from the workplace. We follow Barmby, Orme and Treble's (1991) procedure for dealing with unobserved heterogeneity, but argue that their treatment of the observed discrete data, and the inherent censoring, is inappropriate and could lead to significant overestimation of duration dependence.

Keywords: spell durations, censoring, Monte Carlo analysis

JEL Classification: C15, C41, J29

Suggested Citation

Nolan, Michael A., Spell Durations and the Impact of Censoring. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=256727

Michael A. Nolan (Contact Author)

University of Hull - Department of Economics ( email )

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Hull HU6 7RX, Great Britain
United Kingdom

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