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probit

(ˈprɒbɪt)
n
(Units) a statistical measurement
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Carrasco (2001) estudia el efecto de los hijos sobre la participacion de las mujeres en el mercado laboral mediante la estimacion de modelos probits alternantes para datos de panel.
Nonetheless, because only a third of the sample needed to see a specialist and bivariate probits required estimating more than twice as many parameters, there was insufficient power to detect differences.
The main weakness of the analysis is that some of the techniques, such as the bivariate probits, 2SLS, and fixed effects models, produced imprecisely measured estimates.
To investigate whether families increase hours enough to qualify for this In-Work payment, we ran selection-corrected probits for the probability of meeting the hours threshold separately for partnered and unpartnered women.
We obtain similar conclusions using different empirical definitions for overemployment and also when estimating alternative models, such as bivariate probits, taking into account the possibility of no participation in the labour market.
One should note that while we think this method of estimating child care costs has substantial benefits over alternatives such as average child care costs in the location of residence (which is not available with SIPP data), because of its acknowledgment of differences in the probability of paying for care, the disadvantage is that bivariate probits are in general quite sensitive to sample size.
An appendix compares bivariate probits and two state least squares statistical approaches.
Using the explanatory variables discussed in Section 5, probits are run to determine the variables that are associated with sharing responsibility internally (INTSHARE) and externally (EXTSHARE).
Initially, the military and work force probits are estimated separately by Maximum Likelihood.