Using Copulas to Model Switching Regimes with an Application to Child Labour
The copula approach to econometric modelling involves the specification of the separate components of the joint distribution of the random variables of interest: models built for each margin are bound together using a copula function. In this paper, the copula approach is used to construct models for switching regimes. The construct is illustrated by fitting a wage earnings model for child workers in the early 1900s, with regimes governed according to literacy. The results improve on earlier modelling efforts by Poirier and Tobias (2003), finding that a child worker may on average expect a reduction in earnings from being literate. Copyright 2005 The Economic Society Of Australia.
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Volume (Year): 81 (2005)
Issue (Month): s1 (08)
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