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Re: st: AW: dropped groups in xtlogit fixed effects

Subject   Re: st: AW: dropped groups in xtlogit fixed effects
Date   Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:04:45 +0100

I have data that covers 30 years and 90 countries.

For about half of those countries the LHS variable is 1 just once, for about a quarter it is once more than once and for the rest it is zero for the whole period. The RHS variables all vary significantly within and across countries.

Within country variation is low for the LHS, but not the RHS, what would you recommend? I am willing to sacrifice the 25% of data (is always equal to zero) for better results.

Many thanks,

Quoting Maarten buis <>:

--- On Thu, 1/4/10, wrote:
So xtlogit, fe only measures within country variations right?

If I want to measure both cross country and within country
what should i use? random effects?

If you want to look at variables that are (virtually) constant
within countries but differ across countries, then you can't
use a fixed effects regression, and you'll have to use a
random effects regression.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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