[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

From |
Abra Marie Jeffers <aj319@hermes.cam.ac.uk> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: dtobit Interpretation |

Date |
Wed, 21 May 2008 11:46:45 +0100 |

Hello,

I am trying to interpret the output of -dtobit- for a continuous, level variable.

For example: If -dtobit- returns that the marginal effect at the mean of the probability of being uncensored is 0.002 for x1, can I say that "if x1 increases by 10 from the mean, then the probability of being uncensored increases by 0.02 other things equal"?

Similarly, if -dtobit- returns that the marginal effects at the mean of the conditional expectation is -1.45 for x2, do I say that "if x2 increases by 100 from the mean, then the conditional expectation decreases by $145"?

This seems too simple given the nonlinearities involved in the calculations.

I would really appreciate any suggestions on giving the decomposed marginal effects an economic interpretation.

Thanks,

Abra

*

* For searches and help try:

* http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html

* http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq

* http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

- Prev by Date:
**RE: AW: st: maximum number of outcomes in mlogit** - Next by Date:
**Re: Re: st: how to tabstat by two variables?** - Previous by thread:
**Re: st: how to balance a panel?-Thanks** - Next by thread:
**Re: st: dtobit Interpretation** - Index(es):

© Copyright 1996–2016 StataCorp LP | Terms of use | Privacy | Contact us | What's new | Site index |