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> Have any of you conducted (or come across) analyses of networks that rely
> on systems of equations to treat both continuous and discrete variables?
> I am working to relate spatial segregation (by race) in cities to
> individual/houshold traits (race, education, marital status, etc.),
> associational indicators (how involved are you with formal groups, informal
> socializing, etc.)--and all this to having interracial friendships. The
> latter is, unfortunately, a yes/no dichotomous variable.
If I understand what you are asking correctly, then you might havea
look at Mplus. I recently facesd the same problem and found that Mplus was
about the only choice for this type of application. It will estimate a
structural probit model with both dichotomous and continuous dependent
variables. Variables can be latent or observed only.
See the "path analysis" example at
and the technical highlights at
--it is simultaneous equations, however.
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