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Description - Analyzing Repeated Surveys by Glenn Firebaugh

Repeated surveys - a technique for asking the same questions to different samples of people - allows researchers the opportunity to analyze changes in society as a whole. This book begins with a discussion of the classic issue of how to separate cohort, period and age effects. It then covers: methods for modelling aggregate trends; two methods for estimating cohort replacement's contribution to aggregate trends; a decomposition model for clarifying how microchange contributes to aggregate change; and simple models that are useful for the assessment of changing individual-level effects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803973985
ISBN-10: 0803973985
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Glenn Firebaugh

Glenn Firebaugh is the Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography at the Pennsylvania State University, and former Editor of the American Sociological Review. He is the author of The New Geography of Global Income Inequality (Harvard, 2003) and Seven Rules for Social Research (Princeton, 2008). Currently, he is investigating racial inequality in neighborhood conditions as well as the final inequality in age at death.