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st: RE: standardized parameter for dichotmious variable in a regr


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: standardized parameter for dichotmious variable in a regr
Date   Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:59:45 +0200

A standardized coefficient shows by how much y changes for a standard deviation 
change in x. Lets say your dummy represents whether or not someone is female, 
than the standardized coefficient says how much y changes if a person becomes 
one standard deviation more female. So even if Stata can, it does not make sense. 

HTH,
Maarten

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Sent: dinsdag 22 augustus 2006 12:52
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: standardized parameter for dichotmious variable in a regr
the beta option in the reg command reports standardized beta coefficients,
can this option be used for both continous and dummy variables?


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