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Cohort Analysis

Cohort Analysis

Second Edition

February 2005 | 72 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Covering the basics of the cohort approach to studying aging, social, and cultural change, this volume also critiques several commonly used (but flawed) methods of cohort analysis, and illustrates appropriate methods with analyses of personal happiness and attitudes toward premarital and extramarital sexual relations. Finally, the book describes the major sources of suitable data for cohort studies and gives the criteria for appropriate data.

The Second Edition features:

- a chapter on the analysis of survey data, which includes a discussion of the problems posed by question order effects when data from different surveys are used in a cohort analysis.

- an emphasis on the difference between linear and nonlinear effects.

- instruction on how to use available data from cohort studies.

Series Editor's Introduction
The Purposes of Cohort Analysis

Definitions; Comparison of Cohort Analysis with Related Methods

The Identification Problem

Strategies for Estimating Age, Period, and Cohort Effects
The Mason, Mason, Winsborough, and Poole Method

The Nakamura Bayesian Method

The Quest Continues

Age-Period-Cohort-Characteristic (APCC) Models

Informal Means of Assessing APC Effects

An Illustration: A Cohort Analysis of Personal Happiness

Use of Cohort Analysis for Understanding Change
Data Requirements and Availability
Data Requirements

Data Availability

The Future
About the Author

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ISBN: 9780761922155

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