Wooldridge Source: Collected by Christopher Torrente, a former MSU undergraduate, for a term project. He obtained the salary data and the career statistics from The Complete Handbook of Pro Basketball, 1995, edited by Zander Hollander. New York: Signet. The demographic information (marital status, number of children, and so on) was obtained from the teams’ 1994-1995 media guides. Data loads lazily.
A data.frame with 269 observations on 22 variables:
marr: =1 if married
wage: annual salary, thousands $
exper: years as professional player
age: age in years
coll: years played in college
games: average games per year
minutes: average minutes per year
guard: =1 if guard
forward: =1 if forward
center: =1 if center
points: points per game
rebounds: rebounds per game
assists: assists per game
draft: draft number
allstar: =1 if ever all star
avgmin: minutes per game
black: =1 if black
children: =1 if has children
A panel version of this data set could be useful for further isolating productivity effects of marital status. One would need to obtain information on enough different players in at least two years, where some players who were not married in the initial year are married in later years. Fixed effects (or first differencing, for two years) is the natural estimation method.
Used in Text: pages 222-223, 264-265
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