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Affairs dataset

Description

Extramarital affair data used to explain the allocation of an individual’s time among work, time spent with a spouse, and time spent with a paramour. The data is used as an example of regression with censored data.

Notes

Number of observations: 6366
Number of variables: 9
Variable name definitions:

    rate_marriage   : How rate marriage, 1 = very poor, 2 = poor, 3 = fair,
                    4 = good, 5 = very good
    age             : Age
    yrs_married     : No. years married. Interval approximations. See
                    original paper for detailed explanation.
    children        : No. children
    religious       : How relgious, 1 = not, 2 = mildly, 3 = fairly,
                    4 = strongly
    educ            : Level of education, 9 = grade school, 12 = high
                    school, 14 = some college, 16 = college graduate,
                    17 = some graduate school, 20 = advanced degree
    occupation      : 1 = student, 2 = farming, agriculture; semi-skilled,
                    or unskilled worker; 3 = white-colloar; 4 = teacher
                    counselor social worker, nurse; artist, writers;
                    technician, skilled worker, 5 = managerial,
                    administrative, business, 6 = professional with
                    advanced degree
    occupation_husb : Husband's occupation. Same as occupation.
    affairs         : measure of time spent in extramarital affairs

See the original paper for more details.

Source

Fair, Ray. 1978. “A Theory of Extramarital Affairs,” `Journal of Political
Economy`, February, 45-61.

The data is available at http://fairmodel.econ.yale.edu/rayfair/pdf/2011b.htm

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