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Dr. Brendan Halpin

Biography

Brendan Halpin is a specialist in quantitative sociology, with particular interest in longitudinal data such as panel studies and life course data. After a DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College Oxford, he worked at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, home of the British Household Panel Surve before coming to UL in 2000.

See http://teaching.sociology.ul.ie/bhalpin/publications.html for a list of publications with links to documents.

Research Interests

Brendan Halpin has published in the following areas, inter alia:

  • Social class from a lifecourse perspective
  • Family formation and dissolution
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Assortative mating (especially with respect to education)
  • Methods for analysis of longitudinal data (including sequence analysis, and multiple imputation)

He has written and released software for sequence analysis of lifecourse data, some cluster analysis utilities, and for multiple imputation of categorical time-series data (such as lifecourse histories).

He is currently working on a number of projects:

  • Sequence analysis, especially with reference to dealing with missing data
  • Agent-based computer simulation models of spouse choice
  • Processes of educational achievement in second and third level

Publications

Book Chapter

2004

Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s
Ermisch, J; Halpin, B
Social Class and Housing Tenure in Comparative Perspective

2004

The Dynamics of Service Sector Employment in Germany and the UK -- A Comparison Using Household Panel Data
Fagan, C; Halpin, B; O'Reilly, J
Arbeitsmarktpolitic und Strukturwandel: Empirische Analysen

2003

Who marries whom in Great Britain?
Chan, TW; Halpin, B
Who Marries Whom? Educational Systems as Marriage Markets in Modern Societies

2000

Who are the Irish in Britain, Evidence From Large-scale Surveys
Halpin, B
The Irish Diaspora, Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman

1996

Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits
Gershuny, J; Halpin, B
The Quality of Life

1993

Imputations of Household Income from Unpaid Work Time: Combining Time and Money Budgets
Gershuny, J; Halpin, B
Time Use Methodology: Toward Consensus}

1992

Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland
Halpin, B
The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland

Other Journal

2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2014

SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2013

Imputing Sequence Data: extensions to initial and terminal gaps
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2012

Sequence Analysis of Life-Course Data: A Comparison of Distance Measures
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2012

Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2011

Some Notes on Categorical Data Analysis, using Simulation in Stata and R
Halpin, B
Department of Sociology Working Papers

2007

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
Halpin, B; Hill, J
Dept of Sociology Working Papers

2006

Comparing the Labour Market Effects of Childbirth in Ireland, Sweden, the UK and Germany
Russell, H; Halpin, B; Strandh, M; Ziefle, A
ESRI Working Paper

2004

Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data
Halpin, B; O'Donoghue, C
Department of Sociology Working Papers

1998

Current Issues in Stratification in the UK
Halpin, B
Tocqueville Review

Other Publication

2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
Halpin, B
Statistical Software Components

2014

SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures
Halpin, B
Statistical Software Components

Peer Reviewed Journal

2016

Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts
Bukodi, E,Goldthorpe, JH,Halpin, B,Waller, L
European Sociological Review DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcw041

2014

Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants
O'Regan, P, Halpin, B
Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung

2013

Sequence Analysis in Sociology
Brendan Halpin
Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology

2003

Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom
Chan, TW; Halpin, B
International Journal Of Sociology

2003
1999

Is Class Changing? A Work-Life Perspective on the Salariat
Halpin, B
Sociological Research Online

1999

Simulation in Sociology
Halpin, B
American Behavioural Scientist

1998
1997

Children, Standard of Living, and Distributions in the Family
Ringen, S; Halpin, B
Journal Of Social Policy

Published Report

2013

Growing Up in a One-Parent Family
Carmel Hannan and Brendan Halpin and Carol Coleman