Rossi et al.'s Criminal Recidivism Data

Description

This data set is originally from Rossi et al. (1980), and is used as an example in Allison (1995). The data pertain to 432 convicts who were released from Maryland state prisons in the 1970s and who were followed up for one year after release. Half the released convicts were assigned at random to an experimental treatment in which they were given financial aid; half did not receive aid.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 432 observations on the following 62 variables.

week

week of first arrest after release or censoring; all censored observations are censored at 52 weeks.

arrest

1 if arrested, 0 if not arrested.

fin

financial aid: no yes.

age

in years at time of release.

race

black or other.

wexp

full-time work experience before incarceration: no or yes.

mar

marital status at time of release: married or not married.

paro

released on parole? no or yes.

prio

number of convictions prior to current incarceration.

educ

level of education: 2 = 6th grade or less; 3 = 7th to 9th grade; 4 = 10th to 11th grade; 5 = 12th grade; 6 = some college.

emp1

employment status in the first week after release: no or yes.

emp2

as above.

emp3

as above.

emp4

as above.

emp5

as above.

emp6

as above.

emp7

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emp8

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emp9

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emp10

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emp11

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emp12

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emp13

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emp14

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emp15

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emp16

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emp17

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emp18

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emp19

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emp20

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emp21

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emp22

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emp23

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emp24

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emp25

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emp26

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emp27

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emp28

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emp29

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emp31

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emp32

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emp34

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emp35

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emp36

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emp37

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emp40

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emp42

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emp44

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emp45

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emp46

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emp47

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emp48

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emp49

as above.

emp50

as above.

emp51

as above.

emp52

as above.

Source

Allison, P.D. (1995). Survival Analysis Using the SAS System: A Practical Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute.

References

Rossi, P.H., R.A. Berk, and K.J. Lenihan (1980). Money, Work, and Crime: Some Experimental Results. New York: Academic Press.

John Fox, Marilia Sa Carvalho (2012). The RcmdrPlugin.survival Package: Extending the R Commander Interface to Survival Analysis. Journal of Statistical Software, 49(7), 1-32.

Examples

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