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)
  • Computer simulation of social processes
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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Multiple imputation for categorical time series

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

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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. European Sociological Review :835-849

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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. Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung :336-359

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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. Economic And Social Review :1-24

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2013

Sequence Analysis in Sociology

Brendan Halpin (2013) Sequence Analysis in Sociology. New York Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology

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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. Sociological Methods & Research :365-388

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2003

Educational homogamy in Ireland and Britain: trends and patterns

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

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2003

Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom

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

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1999

Is Class Changing? A Work-Life Perspective on the Salariat

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

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1999

Simulation in Sociology

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

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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. European Sociological Review

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1997

Children, Standard of Living, and Distributions in the Family

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

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Books

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Book Chapters

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. Nürnberg : IAB Arbeitsmarktpolitic und Strukturwandel: Empirische Analysen

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2004

Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s

Ermisch, J; Halpin, B (2004) Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s. Social Class and Housing Tenure in Comparative Perspective

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2003

Who marries whom in Great Britain?

Chan, TW; Halpin, B (2003) Who marries whom in Great Britain?. Who Marries Whom? Educational Systems as Marriage Markets in Modern Societies

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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. The Irish Diaspora, Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman

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1996

Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits

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

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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. Time Use Methodology: Toward Consensus}

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1992

Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland

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

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series

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

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2014

SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata

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

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2013

Imputing Sequence Data: extensions to initial and terminal gaps

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

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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. Department of Sociology Working Papers

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2012

Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data

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

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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. Department of Sociology Working Papers

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2007

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland

Halpin, B; Hill, J (2007) Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland. Dept of Sociology Working Papers

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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. ESRI Working Paper

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2004

Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data

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

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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. Cross National Research Papers

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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. Department of Sociology Working Papers

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1998

Current Issues in Stratification in the UK

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

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

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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

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2008

Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland

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

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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

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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. Boston Statistical Software Archive

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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. Boston Statistical Software Components

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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. Statistical Software Components

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2015

MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series

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

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2014

SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures

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

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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. Statistical Software Components

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