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RE: st: imputing continuous values when respondents select categories, e.g., income category


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>, "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: imputing continuous values when respondents select categories, e.g., income category
Date   Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:10:06 -0500

At 12:34 AM 4/26/2009, jverkuilen wrote:
>For that matter, there are concerns about using intreg for dependent
variables - if the assumptions of the method are not met (e.g.
normality) the estimates may be wrong. >

In very much the same way that Tobit type models depend on the specification of error distribution in a way OLS does not.

Indeed, as the -intreg- documentation notes, -intreg- is a generalization of the models fit by -cnreg- and -tobit-.


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