Sample selection versus two-part models revisited : the case of female smoking and drinking
|Title:||Sample selection versus two-part models revisited : the case of female smoking and drinking||Authors:||Madden, David (David Patrick)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/771||Date:||Apr-2006||Abstract:||There is a well-established debate between Heckman sample selection and two-part models in health econometrics, particularly when no obvious exclusion restrictions are available. Most of this debate has focussed on the application of these models to health care expenditure. This paper revisits the debate in the context of female smoking and drinking, and evaluates the two approaches on three grounds: theoretical, practical and statistical. The two-part model is generally favoured but it is stressed that this comparison should be carried out on a case-by-case basis.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP06/04||Copyright (published version):||UCD Centre for Economic Research 2006||Keywords:||Selection; Two-part; Smoking; Drinking||Subject LCSH:||Health--Econometric models
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2006/WP06.04.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
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