Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Causal Inference And Statistical Models In Modern Social Sciences

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The empirical investigation of causal relationships is an important but difficult scientific endeavor. Two different models of causal inference have dominated the work of practitioners in the social sciences over the last decades: (1) "Causation as robust dependence" and (2) "causation as consequential manipulation." The study of parallel or interdependent processes with transition rate models is one of the most important advances of event history analysis. In order to demonstrate the utility of the "causation as generative process" approach to interdependent dynamic systems, we report the results of three cross-national comparative studies about the effect of first pregnancy/first birth on entry into first marriage for couples living in consensual unions. The purpose of the earlier study by Blossfeld, Manting, and Rohwer (1993) was to gain insight into the process of how consensual unions were transformed into marriages in the former West Germany and the Netherlands.

Keywords: Blossfeld; causal inference; causation as consequential manipulation; Causation as robust dependence; Netherlands; social sciences; West Germany

10.1163/ej.9789004165694.i-450.125
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004165694.i-450.125
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Frontiers of Sociology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation