Book Chapter

Spatial discrete-time event history models: an application to home-leaving

Borgoni, R., Billari, F. C.
In: Provasi, C. (Ed.): Modelli Complessi e Metodi per la Stima e la Previsione, 277–282
Padova, CLEUP (2001)


In this paper we deal with the use of computationally complex methods in the spatial analysis of discrete-time event histories. We present an application to home-leaving data of young Italian adults. The main goal is to explore the spatially-related patterns of behaviour at a relatively fine level, by using a flexible model in conjunction with MCMC inference. We also build maps of the pattern.
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