Longitudinal and Panel Data: Analysis and Applications for the Social Sciences
 

 

Data - Here is an overview of the data in the book.

 

Table 1.1 Several Illustrative Longitudinal Data Sets

Data Title

Subject Area

File Name

Unit of Analysis

Description

Bond Maturity

Finance

BondMat

Subjects are n=328 firms over T=10 years: 1980-1989. N=3,280 observations.

Examine the maturity of debt structure in terms of corporate financial characteristics.

Capital Structure

Finance

Capital

Subjects are n=361 Japanese firms over T=15 years: 1984-1998. N=5,415 observations.

Examine changes capital structure before and after the market crash for different types of cross holding structures.

Charitable Contributions

Accounting

Charity

Subjects are n=47 taxpayers over T=10 years; 1979-1988. N=470 observations.

Examine characteristics of taxpayers to determine factors that influence the amount of charitable giving.

Divorce

General social science

Divorce

Subjects are n=51 states over T=3 years: 1965, 1975 and 1985. N=150 observations.

Assess socioeconomic variables that affect the divorce rate.

Group Term Life Data

Insurance

GLife

Subjects are n=106 credit unions over T=7 years. N=742 observations.

Forecast group term life insurance claims of Florida credit unions.

Housing Prices

Real estate

HPrice

Subjects are n=36 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) over T=9 years: 1986-1994. N=324 observations.

Examine annual housing prices in terms of MSA demographic and economic indices.

Lottery Sales

Marketing

Lottery

Subjects are n=50 postal code areas over T = 40 weeks.

Examine effects of area economic and demographic characteristics on lottery sales.

Medicare Hospital Costs

Social Insurance

Medicare

Subjects are n=54 states over T=6 years: 1990-1995. N=324 observations.

Forecast Medicare hospital costs by state based on utilization rates and past history.

Property and Liability Insurance

Insurance

Pdemand

Subjects are n=22 countries over T=7 years: 1987-1993. N=154 observations.

Examine the demand for property and liability insurance in terms of national economic and risk aversion characteristics.

Student Achievement

Education

Student

Subjects are n=400 students from 20 schools observed over T = 4 grades (3-6). N = 1,012 observations.

Examine student math and reading achievement based on student and school demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.

Tax Preparers

Accounting

TaxPrep

Subjects are n=243 taxpayers over T=5 years: 1982, 1984-1988. N=1,215 observations.

Examine characteristics of taxpayers to determine the demand for a professional tax preparer.

Tort Filings

Insurance

TFiling

Subjects are n=19 states over T=6 years: 1984-1989. N=114 observations.

Examine demographic and legal characteristics of states that influence the number of tort filings.

Worker’s Compensation

Insurance

WorkerC

Subjects are n=121 occupation classes over T=7 years. N=847 observations.

Forecast worker’s compensation claims by occupation class.