Three Essays on the Modeling of Development

  title={Three Essays on the Modeling of Development},
  author={Thorsten Ing. Heinz},
In the specification of group-based models trajectory models, the following assumption is made. Conditional upon an individual following a given trajectory, the individual’s outcomes over successive periods are assumed to be independent. This assumption is a strong one, and it is made specifically in order to make the models more tractable. However, there has been no work done to investigate the behavior of these models in the presence of a failure of this conditional independence assumption… CONTINUE READING

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