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Deciding to Quit: A Duration Model of Retirement in Congress

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This paper examines existing theories on the correlates of Congressional retirement, specifically Theriault's theory of career ceilings, from both the House and Senate using an original dataset and a Cox Proportional model of duration.

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Sempolinski, Joseph. "Deciding to Quit: A Duration Model of Retirement in Congress" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p266299_index.html>

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Sempolinski, J. , 2008-04-03 "Deciding to Quit: A Duration Model of Retirement in Congress" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p266299_index.html

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Abstract: This paper examines existing theories on the correlates of Congressional retirement, specifically Theriault's theory of career ceilings, from both the House and Senate using an original dataset and a Cox Proportional model of duration.

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Deciding to Quit: Retirement in the House of Representatives From a Duration Perspective. By: Joseph Sempolinski Prepared for Presentation at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Convention Do not cite without permission One of the most extensively studied areas in the political science literature is that of the careers of members of the House of Representatives. Political scientists have always been interested in why members of House make the decisions that they do. The lure of such a powerful body
and Congressional Retirement” Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 23 No. 3. (Aug. 1998) pp. 419-433. Data Sources Barone Michael and Grant Ujifua. The Almanac of American Poltics. Washington: National Journal Inc. 1994-2006 Editions CQ’s Politics in America Washington: CQ Press 1994-2006 editions. Purcell Patrick “Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress” CRS Report Downloaded from http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30631.pdf. Election Statistics Clerk of the House of Representatives. Downloaded from http://clerk.house.gov/members/electionInfo/elections.html Poole Keith http://www.voteview.com Stewart Charles http://web.mit.edu/17.251/www/data_page.html


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