GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELING OF A PANEL MOBILITY INDEX WITH CORRELATED MULTIVARIATE CATEGORICAL RESPONSES

TitleGENERALIZED LINEAR MODELING OF A PANEL MOBILITY INDEX WITH CORRELATED MULTIVARIATE CATEGORICAL RESPONSES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsLazar, DM, Begum, M
JournalJournal of Statistical Research
Volume54
Issue2
Pagination207-221
KeywordsCategorical Data Analysis, Computational Statistics, Correlation, Generalized Linear Modeling
Abstract

Data with multivariate, longitudual categorical responses often occur in applications. It
can be difficult to analyze and model such data while simultaneously taking into account
explanatory variables and correlations between the responses over time. We take a generalized linear model approach to this problem in analyzing panel data from the Health
and Retirement Survey (HRS) that includes older Americans’ mobility over several years
as a response. We provide a general formula for the likelihood of such data and apply
it to the case when there are three binary responses. This approach can be taken, with
computational limits, for data with multivariate, categorical responses with any number
of categories. We consider, simultaneously, interpretations of coefficients, dependence of
responses and goodness-of-fit in reduced models for parsimony while taking into account
explanatory data. The gradient of the objective function is provided for use in gradient
descent and the coded optimization algorithm is tested with a Monte Carlo simulation.
Dependence of responses in mobility is shown before taking explanatory variables into
account, and dependence is shown in a Markov logistic regression model and in the generalized linear model taking into account race, age, gender and interactions between them

DOI10.47302/jsr.2020540207
Citation Key11496