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st: The dependent variable is a multi-proportion in actual values


From   timothy adler <timothy_adler@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: The dependent variable is a multi-proportion in actual values
Date   Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:53:46 +1030

Hello Stata experts,
 
Would anyone know of a technique to use when I want to do a regression on a dependent variable which is a multi-proportion?
 
In particular, I want to estimate the effect of gender on (1) spending on food (2) spending on clothing and (3) spending on recreation. 
 
I cannot use mlogit, because these are actual spending proportions, not categorical values, and I want to estimate them in one regression to know their relationships, like one spending increasing more than the others.  
 
Much appreciated for any help.
 
Tim    
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