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|Title:||Multilevel Event History Analysis Training Datasets, 2003-2005|
|Depositor:||Steele, F., University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Multilevel Modelling|
Steele, F., University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Multilevel Modelling
|Original data producer(s):||
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Economic and Social Research Council
Constantinos Kallis was the research officer for the project. He was responsible for cleaning the National Child Development Study (NCDS) partnership histories and linking in the covariate information.
The Centre for Multilevel Modelling moved to the University of Bristol in September 2005.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This study includes five data files and corresponding exercise instructions.
Four of the five data files and instructions were produced from the National Child Development Study datasets for an ESRC-funded workshop on Multilevel Event History Analysis, held in February 2005. The workshop data includes three files in ASCII DAT format and one in SPSS SAV format. Further information and documentation beyond that included in this study, and MLwiN software downloads are available from the Centre for Multilevel Modelling web site.
In addition, for the second edition of the study, example data and documentation for fitting multilevel multiprocess event history models using aML software were added to the dataset (the data file 'amlex.raw'). The aML syntax file that accompanies these data can also be found at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling web site noted above.
The project from which these data were produced was conducted under the ESRC Research Methods programme. It involved the development of multilevel simultaneous equations models for the analysis of correlated event histories. The research was motivated by a study of the interrelationships between partnership (marriage or cohabitation) durations and decisions about childbearing, using event history data from the 1958 and 1970 British Birth Cohort studies (in the case of this dataset, NCDS).
Additional aims and objectives of the project were to develop methodology for the analysis of complex event history data; provide means for implementing methodology in existing software; and provide social scientists with practical training in advanced event history analysis.
The files included in this dataset are as follows:
The corresponding instructions for the workshop exercises conducted with these data files are included in PDF format in the documentation table below. Users should note that the MLwiN software and the macro TXT files described in the documentation for Exercises 3, 4 and 5 must be obtained from the Centre for Multilevel Modelling web site. The aML software (for the data file 'amlex.raw') can be found at the aML Multiprocess Multilevel Modeling web site. Users should also note that UKDA/ESDS cannot offer support for MLwiN or aML.
|Time period:||The data are taken from histories collected at ages 33 and 42 from NCDS respondents.|
|Dates of fieldwork:||2003 - 2005|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Respondents to NCDS in Great Britain. Data collected at ages 33 and 42.
data taken from NCDS.
Simple random sample
The data are simple random samples of women from the full NCDS datasets.
|Number of units:||See Main Topics section for file details|
|Method of data collection:||
Transcription of existing materials
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
The data are taken from NCDS waves conducted at ages 33 (NCDS Sweep 5 - held at the UK Data Archive under SN 5567) and 42 years (held under SN 5578).
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||03 May 2005|
|Latest edition:||22 July 2005 (2nd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright F. Steele and Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Bedford Group, Institute of Education, University of London (copyright holders for original National Child Development Study data).|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Instructions for Exercise 1 (file ex1.sav)||exercise1.pdf||117|
|Instructions for Exercise 3 (file ex3.dat)||exercise3.pdf||183|
|Instructions for Exercise 4 (file ex4.dat)||exercise4.pdf||204|
|Instructions for Exercise 5 (file ex5.dat)||exercise5.pdf||213|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5171_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Steele, F., Kallis, C. and Joshi, H. (2006) 'The formation and outcomes of cohabiting and marital partnerships in early adulthood: the role of previous partnership experience', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 169(4), pp.757-779.
Resulting from secondary analysis: