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Quantile Regression



April 2007 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Quantile Regression, the first book of Hao and Naiman's two-book series, establishes the seldom recognized link between inequality studies and quantile regression models. Though separate methodological literature exists for each subject, the authors seek to explore the natural connections between this increasingly sought-after tool and research topics in the social sciences. Quantile regression as a method does not rely on assumptions as restrictive as those for the classical linear regression; though more traditional models such as least squares linear regression are more widely utilized, Hao and Naiman show, in their application of quantile regression to empirical research, how this model yields a more complete understanding of inequality. Inequality is a perennial concern in the social sciences, and recently there has been much research in health inequality as well. Major software packages have also gradually implemented quantile regression. Quantile Regression will be of interest not only to the traditional social science market but other markets such as the health and public health related disciplines.

Key Features:

  • Establishes a natural link between quantile regression and inequality studies in the social sciences
  • Contains clearly defined terms, simplified empirical equations, illustrative graphs, empirical tables and graphs from examples
  • Includes computational codes using statistical software popular among social scientists
  • Oriented to empirical research
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    Series Editor's Introduction
     
    Acknowledgments
     
    1. Introduction
     
    2. Quantiles and Quantile Functions
     
    3. Quantile-Regression Model and Estimation
     
    4. Quantile Regression Inference
     
    5. Interpretation of Quantile-Regression Estimates
     
    6. Interpretation of Monotone-Transformed QRM
     
    7. Application to Income Inequality in 1991 and 2001
     
    Appendix: Stata Codes
     
    References
     
    Index
     
    About the Authors
    Key features
    • establishes a natural link between quantile regression and inequality studies in the social sciences
    • clearly defined terms, simplified empirical equations, illustrative graphs, empirical tables and graphs from examples
    • computational codes using statistical software popular among social scientists
    • oriented to empirical research

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