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Re: st: firm survival analysis--non-continuous time
As an aside, can you distinguish between non-survivorship & the failure to respond to the survey? Also a small firm may have been acquired & is thriving as part of a larger organization -- that would seem different from non-survivorship.
>I have data on 1000 small firms from a survey that was administered in
>1990. The survey had 140 questions answered by the entrepreneurs
>That same interview was administrered exactly a year later in 1991 to
>only those firms who survived/continued from the original 1000
>The interview was again administered three years later in 1994 to
>firms that continued to exist from the original 1000 (N=350).
>I don't have information of when the firms disappeared/died; I only
>know that at some point between the administration of the 1st and 2nd,
>and the 2nd and 3rd surveys that some disappeared. There is a firm
>identification number to track the firms that survived. I also don't
>have data on firms that disappeared--only on those that survived.
>I am using the variables to explain survival.
>What is the best way to go about a survival analysis like this where
>Time=1, 2, 4 and I don't know eactly when the firms disappeared
>between the time intervals?
Eric G. Wruck
2535 Sherwood Road
Columbus, OH 43209
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