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A bivariate interval censorship model for partnership formation

  • Yuet-Yee Wong, Linda
  • Yu, Qiqing
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    We consider a statistical problem of estimating a bivariate age distribution of newly formed partnership. The study is motivated by a type of data that consist of uncensored, right-censored, left-censored, interval-censored and missing observations in the coordinates of a bivariate random vector. A model is proposed for formulating such type of data. A feasible algorithm to estimate the generalized MLE (GMLE) of the bivariate distribution function is also proposed. We establish asymptotic properties for the GMLE under a discrete assumption on the underlying distributions and apply the method to the data set.

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    Volume (Year): 98 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 370-383

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