A latent class model for obesity

William Henry Greene, Mark Norman Harris, Bruce Phillip Hollingsworth, Pushkar Maitra

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We extend the discrete data latent class literature by explicitly defining a latent variable for class membership as a function of both observables and unobservables, thereby allowing the equations defining the class membership and observed outcomes to be correlated. The procedure is then applied to modelling observed obesity outcomes, based upon an underlying ordered probit equation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 5
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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