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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 Chapters

2004

Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s
Ermisch, J; Halpin, B
(2004) Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s
In 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
(2004) The Dynamics of Service Sector Employment in Germany and the UK -- A Comparison Using Household Panel Data
In Arbeitsmarktpolitic und Strukturwandel: Empirische Analysen; Nürnberg : IAB

2003

Who marries whom in Great Britain?
Chan, TW; Halpin, B
(2003) Who marries whom in Great Britain?
In 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
(2000) Who are the Irish in Britain, Evidence From Large-scale Surveys
In The Irish Diaspora, Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman;

1996

Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits
Gershuny, J; Halpin, B
(1996) Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits
In The Quality of Life;

1993

Imputations of Household Income from Unpaid Work Time: Combining Time and Money Budgets
Gershuny, J; Halpin, B
(1993) Imputations of Household Income from Unpaid Work Time: Combining Time and Money Budgets
In Time Use Methodology: Toward Consensus};

1992

Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland
Halpin, B
(1992) Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland
In The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland;

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Multiple imputation for categorical time series
Halpin, B
(2016) Multiple imputation for categorical time series
In Stata Journal; pp. 590-612

2016

Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts
Bukodi, E,Goldthorpe, JH,Halpin, B,Waller, L
(2016) Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts
In European Sociological Review; pp. 835-849
DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcw041

2014

The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland
Hannan, C., Halpin, B.,
(2014) The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland
In Economic And Social Review; pp. 1-24
[ULIR]

2014

Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants
O'Regan, P, Halpin, B
(2014) Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants
In Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung; pp. 336-359

2013

Sequence Analysis in Sociology
Brendan Halpin
(2013) Sequence Analysis in Sociology
In Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology; New York :

2010

Optimal Matching Analysis and Life-Course Data: The Importance of Duration
Halpin, B
(2010) Optimal Matching Analysis and Life-Course Data: The Importance of Duration
In Sociological Methods & Research; pp. 365-388
DOI: 10.1177/0049124110363590

2003

Educational homogamy in Ireland and Britain: trends and patterns
Halpin, B; Chan, TW
(2003) Educational homogamy in Ireland and Britain: trends and patterns
In British Journal Of Sociology; pp. 473-495
DOI: 10.1080/0007131032000143546

2003

Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom
Chan, TW; Halpin, B
(2003) Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom
In International Journal Of Sociology;

1999

Is Class Changing? A Work-Life Perspective on the Salariat
Halpin, B
(1999) Is Class Changing? A Work-Life Perspective on the Salariat
In Sociological Research Online;

1999

Simulation in Sociology
Halpin, B
(1999) Simulation in Sociology
In American Behavioural Scientist;

1998

Class Careers as Sequences: an Optimal Matching Analysis of Work-Life Histories
Halpin, B; Chan, TW
(1998) Class Careers as Sequences: an Optimal Matching Analysis of Work-Life Histories
In European Sociological Review;

1997

Children, Standard of Living, and Distributions in the Family
Ringen, S; Halpin, B
(1997) Children, Standard of Living, and Distributions in the Family
In Journal Of Social Policy;

Other Journals

2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
Halpin, B
(2015) MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2014

SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata
Halpin, B
(2014) SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2013

Imputing Sequence Data: extensions to initial and terminal gaps
Halpin, B
(2013) Imputing Sequence Data: extensions to initial and terminal gaps
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2012

Sequence Analysis of Life-Course Data: A Comparison of Distance Measures
Halpin, B
(2012) Sequence Analysis of Life-Course Data: A Comparison of Distance Measures
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2012

Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data
Halpin, B
(2012) Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2011

Some Notes on Categorical Data Analysis, using Simulation in Stata and R
Halpin, B
(2011) Some Notes on Categorical Data Analysis, using Simulation in Stata and R
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2007

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
Halpin, B; Hill, J
(2007) Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
In 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
(2006) Comparing the Labour Market Effects of Childbirth in Ireland, Sweden, the UK and Germany
In ESRI Working Paper;

2004

Comparing Labour Market Dynamics and Service Sector Employment Growth in Germany and the UK Using Household Panel Data
O'Reilly, J; Fagan, C; Halpin, B
(2004) Comparing Labour Market Dynamics and Service Sector Employment Growth in Germany and the UK Using Household Panel Data
In Cross National Research Papers;

2004

Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data
Halpin, B; O'Donoghue, C
(2004) Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

2003

Tracks through Time and Continuous Processes: Transitions, Sequences, and Social Structure
Halpin, B
(2003) Tracks through Time and Continuous Processes: Transitions, Sequences, and Social Structure
In Department of Sociology Working Papers;

1998

Current Issues in Stratification in the UK
Halpin, B
(1998) Current Issues in Stratification in the UK
In Tocqueville Review;

Published Reports

2013

Growing Up in a One-Parent Family
Carmel Hannan and Brendan Halpin and Carol Coleman
(2013) Growing Up in a One-Parent Family
Dublin : Family Support Agency

2008

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
Halpin, B; Hill, J
(2008) Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
(Ed.) Combat Poverty Agency

2005

New Jobs for Whom? Service sector employment in Germany and the UK
Fagan, C; O'Reilly, J; Halpin, B
(2005) New Jobs for Whom? Service sector employment in Germany and the UK
London : Anglo-German Foundation

Other Publications

2016

SILHOUETTE: module to calculate and graph silhouette width for cluster analysis
Halpin, B
(2016) SILHOUETTE: module to calculate and graph silhouette width for cluster analysis
In Statistical Software Components; Boston :

2016

DUDAHART: Stata module to calculate and graph Duda-Hart cluster stopping indices from distance matrix
Brendan Halpin
(2016) DUDAHART: Stata module to calculate and graph Duda-Hart cluster stopping indices from distance matrix
In Statistical Software Archive; Boston :

2015

CALINSKI: module to compute Calinski-Harabasz cluster stopping index from distance matrix
Halpin, B
(2015) CALINSKI: module to compute Calinski-Harabasz cluster stopping index from distance matrix
In Statistical Software Components;

2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
Halpin, B
(2015) MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series
In Statistical Software Components;

2014

SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures
Halpin, B
(2014) SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures
In Statistical Software Components; Boston :

2014

DISCREPANCY: module to implement a pseudo-ANOVA method for partitions of pairwise distance matrices
Halpin, B
(2014) DISCREPANCY: module to implement a pseudo-ANOVA method for partitions of pairwise distance matrices
In Statistical Software Components;