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Another option is to use parenthood, although this can be more ambiguous. Or are you intending a model in which only women can get pregnant and raise children?
David C. Bell
Professor of Sociology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
> On Jan 29, 2017, at 3:37 PM, McCulloh, Ian A. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm working with longitudinal adolescent network data and planning to use stochastic actor oriented models to study the coevolution of attributes and friendship behavior.
> One of the attributes that we are interested in is pregnancy. This presents a challenge in that many of the actors are unable to take on this attribute. I can include a gender attribute of course and try to model an interaction effect, but I feel that the inability of some actors to take on this attribute might require a different approach.
> Has anyone run across this issue before? Are there any existing approaches accepted in the literature?
> Ian McCulloh, PhD
> Johns Hopkins University
> (240) 506-3417
> Sent from my phone-please excuse typos and brevity
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