Brendan Halpin

Head

Contact Details

Senior lecturer, Head of Department
Department of Sociology
University of Limerick
Castletroy, Co Limerick
Ireland
T: +353 61 213147
E: brendan.halpin@ul.ie
 
researcher

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
 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'The Spatial Economics of Higher Education Participation'
John Cullinan, Brendan Halpin (2017) 'The Spatial Economics of Higher Education Participation' In: Economics of Higher Education. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2017 'Combining Multiple Datasets for Simultaneous Analysis on the Basis of Common Identifiers: A Case Study from the European Social Survey and the European Values Study'
Brendan Halpin and Michael Breen (2017) 'Combining Multiple Datasets for Simultaneous Analysis on the Basis of Common Identifiers: A Case Study from the European Social Survey and the European Values Study' In: Understanding Values and Identity in Europe. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
2014 'Three narratives of sequence analysis'
Brendan Halpin (2014) 'Three narratives of sequence analysis' In: Advances in Sequence Analysis. Beyond the Core Program. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
2004 'Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s'
Ermisch, J; Halpin, B (2004) 'Becoming a Homeowner in Britain in the 1990s' In: Social Class and Housing Tenure in Comparative Perspective. [Details]
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' In: Arbeitsmarktpolitic und Strukturwandel: Empirische Analysen. Nürnberg: IAB. [Details]
2003 'Who marries whom in Great Britain?'
Chan, TW; Halpin, B (2003) 'Who marries whom in Great Britain?' In: Who Marries Whom? Educational Systems as Marriage Markets in Modern Societies. [Details]
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' In: The Irish Diaspora, Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman. [Details]
1996 'Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits'
Gershuny, J; Halpin, B (1996) 'Time-use, Quality of Life and Process Benefits' In: The Quality of Life. [Details]
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' In: Time Use Methodology: Toward Consensus}. [Details]
1992 'Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland'
Halpin, B (1992) 'Change in Intragenerational Mobility in the Republic of Ireland' In: The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'SADI: Sequence analysis tools for the social sciences'
Halpin, B (2017) 'SADI: Sequence analysis tools for the social sciences'. The Stata Journal, 17 (3):546-572 [Details]
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, 32 :835-849 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Multiple imputation for categorical time series'
Halpin, B (2016) 'Multiple imputation for categorical time series'. Stata Journal, 16 :590-612 [Details]
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, 45 :1-24 [ULIR Link] [Details]
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, 39 :336-359 [Details]
2013 'Sequence Analysis in Sociology'
Brendan Halpin (2013) 'Sequence Analysis in Sociology'. Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, [Details]
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, 38 (3):365-388 [DOI] [Details]
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, 54 (4):473-495 [DOI] [Details]
2003 'Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom'
Chan, TW; Halpin, B (2003) 'Union Dissolution in the United Kingdom'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 32 (4) [Details]
1999 'Simulation in Sociology'
Halpin, B (1999) 'Simulation in Sociology'. AMERICAN BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTIST, 42 (10) [Details]
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, 4 (3) [Details]
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, 14 (2) [Details]
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, * (*) [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series'
Halpin, B (2015) 'MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series' Department of Sociology Working Papers, WP2015-02 . [Details]
2014 'SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata'
Halpin, B (2014) 'SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata' Department of Sociology Working Papers, WP2014-03 . [Details]
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, WP2013-01 . [Details]
2012 'Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data'
Halpin, B (2012) 'Multiple Imputation for Longitudinal Data' Department of Sociology Working Papers, WP2012-01 . [Details]
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, WP2012-02 . [Details]
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, WP2011-01 . [Details]
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, (WP2007-02) . [Details]
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, * (170) . [Details]
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, 7 (3) . [Details]
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, WP2004-01 (*) . [Details]
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, WP2003-01 (*) . [Details]
1998 'Current Issues in Stratification in the UK'
Halpin, B (1998) 'Current Issues in Stratification in the UK' Tocqueville Review, XIX (1) . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Growing Up in a One-Parent Family.
Carmel Hannan and Brendan Halpin and Carol Coleman (2013) Growing Up in a One-Parent Family. Family Support Agency, Dublin. [Details]
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, . [Details]
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. Anglo-German Foundation, London. [Details]

Computer Program

  Year Publication
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: Computer Program [Details]
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: Computer Program [Details]
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. Computer Program [Details]
2015 MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series.
Halpin, B (2015) MICT: Multiple Imputation for Categorical Time-Series. Computer Program [Details]
2014 SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures.
Halpin, B (2014) SADI: module to compute Sequence Analysis Distance Measures. Boston: Computer Program [Details]
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. Computer Program [Details]