The Duration of Civil Cases. A Survival Analysis


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Vargas Pérez, Carmen and Peñaloza Figueroa, Juan Luis (2007) The Duration of Civil Cases. A Survival Analysis. Revista Perspectivas. Revista de Análisis de Economía y Comercio Exterior., 1 (1). pp. 47-59. ISSN 2007-2104

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Duration estimates about the duration of judicial cases are usually initiated by eliminating all those observations in which at least one of the two relevant dates (beginning or ending of the procedure) are unknown. This method tends to produce a bias in the estimations. Thus, in this paper we make an application of Survival Analysis to assess the duration of civil cases in Argentina (Capital Federal and Santa Fe). We use Kaplan-Meier Product Limit Method to estimate survival functions (i.e duration) of the cases and then proceed to analyse the explanatory power of several variables in that duration, using a Cox Proportional Hazard Regression.

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Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Duration of Case Processing, Survival Analysis, Kaplan Meier Estimates, Cox Regression Model
Subjects:Social sciences > Law > Justice administration
Social sciences > Economics > Economic law
Social sciences > Economics > Microeconomics
ID Code:42178
Deposited On:18 Apr 2017 15:05
Last Modified:18 Apr 2017 15:05

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