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Survival Analysis

Shenyang Guo


Survival analysis is a class of statistical methods for studying the occurrence and timing of events. Statistical analysis of longitudinal data, particularly censored data, lies at the heart of social work research, and many of social work research's empirical problems, such as child welfare, welfare policy, evaluation of welfare-to-work programs, and mental health, can be formulated as investigations of timing of event occurrence. Social work researchers also often need to analyze multilevel or grouped data (for example, event times formed by sibling groups or mother-child dyads or recurrence ... More

Keywords: mother-child dyads, longitudinal data, censored data, child welfare, welfare policy, welfare-to-work programs, mental health, foster care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195337518
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shenyang Guo, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill