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st: ordered probit and sample selection

From   Jenny Säve-Söderbergh <>
Subject   st: ordered probit and sample selection
Date   Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:09:52 +0200 (CEST)

Dear all, 

I want to estimate an ordered probit model conditional on a selection equation. 
I have two problems.  

My first method has been to try the ?ssm? command. But even after 36 hours 
there I have received no results. Is this reasonable given that I have 18000 
individuals, 10 variables in the first equation and 8 variables in the second??

Second, I want to change strategy to use an ordered probit with a Mills ratio, 
included from a bivariate probit for the selection equation. I did read the 
reply by Maarten Buis on the 5th of October "Inverse mills ratio and ordered 
logit " and hence prefer to use this method. But what does this procedure imply 
for the error terms and can it create a bias? Does the error terms have to be 
corrected and, if so, how?

I am very grateful for any help, 


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