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

Books

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Book Chapters

Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1996
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Who marries whom in Great Britain?

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2003
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Imputations of Household Income from Unpaid Work Time: Combining Time and Money Budgets

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1993
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Who are the Irish in Britain, Evidence From Large-scale Surveys

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2000
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Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2004
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Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1992
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The Dynamics of Service Sector Employment in Germany and the UK -- A Comparison Using Household Panel Data

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2004
Nürnberg
IAB
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2016
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Is Class Changing? A Work-Life Perspective on the Salariat

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1999
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Class Careers as Sequences: an Optimal Matching Analysis of Work-Life Histories

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1998
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Simulation in Sociology

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1999
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Children, Standard of Living, and Distributions in the Family

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1997
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Multiple imputation for categorical time series

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2016
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The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland

Dr. Brendan Halpin
Dr. Carmel Hannan
2014
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Optimal Matching Analysis and Life-Course Data: The Importance of Duration

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2010
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Sequence Analysis in Sociology

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2013
New York
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Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2003
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Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2014
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Educational homogamy in Ireland and Britain: trends and patterns

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2003
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Other Journals

Sequence Analysis of Life-Course Data: A Comparison of Distance Measures

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2012
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Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2004
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Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2012
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Comparing Labour Market Dynamics and Service Sector Employment Growth in Germany and the UK Using Household Panel Data

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2004
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Imputing Sequence Data: extensions to initial and terminal gaps

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2013
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Current Issues in Stratification in the UK

Dr. Brendan Halpin
1998
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SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2014
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MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2015
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Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2007
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Comparing the Labour Market Effects of Childbirth in Ireland, Sweden, the UK and Germany

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2006
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Some Notes on Categorical Data Analysis, using Simulation in Stata and R

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2011
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Tracks through Time and Continuous Processes: Transitions, Sequences, and Social Structure

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2003
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2008
Combat Poverty Agency
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New Jobs for Whom? Service sector employment in Germany and the UK

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2005
London
Anglo-German Foundation
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Growing Up in a One-Parent Family

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2013
Dublin
Family Support Agency
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2014
Boston
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SILHOUETTE: module to calculate and graph silhouette width for cluster analysis

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2016
Boston
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DISCREPANCY: module to implement a pseudo-ANOVA method for partitions of pairwise distance matrices

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2014
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CALINSKI: module to compute Calinski-Harabasz cluster stopping index from distance matrix

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2015
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MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2015
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DUDAHART: Stata module to calculate and graph Duda-Hart cluster stopping indices from distance matrix

Dr. Brendan Halpin
2016
Boston
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