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Re: st: Tobit regression where left vs right censoring cannot be determined in the preferred dependent variable
At 09:59 AM 4/17/2006, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am attempting to perform a regression on a data set whose
dependent variable is censored. The problem I'm running into,
though, is that the variable itself is left censored at 100, but I
want to look at the percentage of the population that is y as my
dependent variable in the regression.
Look at -intreg- and see if it appears to meet your needs.
Say that I've got the number of persons living in poverty. As a raw
number, this is left censored at 100. Ideally, I want to look at
the percentage of the population that is living in poverty. So not
only do I fail to have a constant censoring value but, for a given
city with fewer than 100 persons living in poverty, I am not certain
if that city is left censored or right censored....
Do you have any idea how to handle this? Would it be all too
terrible to enter poverty = 100 when poverty (raw) <100, and simply
use OLS methods to analyze it?
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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