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st: heckman

From   "Santos, Maria Emma" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: heckman
Date   Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:08:38 -0600

Thanks for the advice and refernces provided so far about non-convergence in 
Heckman MLE.
Though I couldn't find a way to solve the non-convergence problem I've worked 
out a way to estimate my regressions with heckman two steps (reducing all the 
weights inequal proportion and creating already weighted variables). 

Now my question is this: I would like to make sure that I have no 
heteroskedasticity problems. Heckman MLE allowed for the the option "robust" 
and also 'cluster'. But with two steps I can't use these options.
I have tried to make a test after the regressions with hettest but it 
says "last estimates not found". 

This is what I am writting:

heckman LogW memPrim age agesq NE NW 
PAMPEANA CUYO PATAGONICA if complPrim==0, twostep select 
(employed memPrim age agesq NE NW PAMPEANA CUYO PATAGONICA 
assets married children6 children618);

I have also tried to do the test by myself first creating a variable with the 
resids, but it says "option resid not allowed".

Do you have any suggestions or tricks to check for heteroscedasticity in 
Heckman 2 steps? (And clustering?...)

Thanks in advance,


Santos, Maria Emma
Vanderbilt University
Email: [email protected]
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