01725cam a22002417 4500001000600000003000500006005001700011008004100028100002200069245016200091260006600253490004100319500001900360520072200379530006101101538007201162538003601234700002201270710004201292830007601334856003701410856003601447w0112NBER20161021203114.0161021s1975 mau||||fs|||| 000 0 eng d1 aHeckman, James J.12aA Beta-Logistic Model for the Analysis of Sequential Labor Force Participation by Married Womenh[electronic resource] /cJames J. Heckman, Robert J. Willis. aCambridge, Mass.bNational Bureau of Economic Researchc1975.1 aNBER working paper seriesvno. w0112 aNovember 1975.3 aIn this paper, we discuss statistical problems that arise in studying sequences of quantal responses (e.g., labor force participation) in panel data on heterogeneous populations (i.e., populations in which there is unobserved variation in response probabilities). Assuming that response probabilities are governed by a beta distribution, we derive a generalization of the cross-section logit model to enable it to deal with sequences of discrete events in panel data. This model is applied to panel data on labor force participation of married women. One of our findings is that the distribution of participation probabilities is U-shaped, indicating that most women have participation probabilities near zero or one. aHardcopy version available to institutional subscribers. aSystem requirements: Adobe [Acrobat] Reader required for PDF files. aMode of access: World Wide Web.1 aWillis, Robert J.2 aNational Bureau of Economic Research. 0aWorking Paper Series (National Bureau of Economic Research)vno. w0112.4 uhttp://www.nber.org/papers/w011241uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3386/w0112