Life Course Data in Demography and Social Sciences : Statistical and Data Mining Approaches

  title={Life Course Data in Demography and Social Sciences : Statistical and Data Mining Approaches},
  author={Gilbert Ritschard and Michel Oris},
This chapter has essentially a methodological purpose. It discusses recent advances in statistical event history analysis and Markov models and promotes the use of tools from the developing field of data mining, with special attention to the discovering of characteristic sequences and induction trees. Before turning to these methodological aspects, we begin here by explaining why demographers have been relatively reluctant to implement the life course paradigm and methods, while the… CONTINUE READING
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