Applications and a Generalization of Mimic Models to Criminological Research

@article{Smith1984ApplicationsAA,
  title={Applications and a Generalization of Mimic Models to Criminological Research},
  author={Douglas A. Smith and E. Britt Patterson},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1984},
  volume={21},
  pages={333 - 352}
}
This article examines models involving multiple causes of a single latent endogenous variable. Such models, known as MIMIC models, combine psychometric and econometric features into a single unifying framework. Using an example concerning individual's subjective probability of victimization, we show how to estimate parameters in MIMIC models. Moreover, we present a formally equivalent generalization of such models that make explicit a number of implicit restrictions in standard MIMIC models. We… 
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