Examines life course research using event-history analysis with applications to the substantive areas of household dynamics, family formation and dissolution, marriage, cohabitation, and divorce, migration histories, residential mobility, and housing careers. Examines continuous- and discrete-time longitudinal models during practical laboratory sessions.
The course will give theoretical and practical introduction to applying event history methods to the analysis of data recording changes or events occurring in time.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
In addition to traditional seminars about the most impoprtant methods and their background, student contributions will play an important role.
Class assignments and grading
Each student will be required to choose a relevant substantive research topic and data set, to analyse their data and to present their analyses in class.
Grading will be based on class presentations and a written research report.