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Parametric and Semi-parametric Modelling of Vocation Expenditures

  • Melenberg, B.
  • Van Soest, A.

We analyse several limited dependent variable models explaining the budget share that Dutch families spend on vacations. To take account of the substantial number of zero shares, two types of models are used. The first is the single-equation censored regression model. We estimate and test several parametric and semiparametric extensions of the Tobit model. Second, we consider two-equation models, in which the participation decision and the decision on the amount to spend are treated separately. The first decision is modelled as a binary choice model; the second as a conditional regression. We estimate and test parametric and semiparametric specifications. Copyright 1996 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Paper provided by Tilburg - Center for Economic Research in its series Papers with number 9144.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1991
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Handle: RePEc:fth:tilbur:9144
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