Publications

Long memory and regime switching: A simulation study on the Markov Regime-Switching ARFIMA model

Author/editor: Shi, Y, Ho, K

Year published: 2015

Recent research argues that if the cause of confusion between long memory and regime switching were properly controlled for, they could be effectively distinguished. Motivated by this idea, our study aims to distinguish between them of financial series. We firstly model long memory and regime...

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Modeling high-frequency volatility with three-state FIGARCH models

Author/editor: Shi, Y, Ho, K

Year published: 2015

Fractionally Integrated Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (FIGARCH) models have enjoyed considerable popularity over the past decade because of their ability to capture the features of volatility clustering and long-memory persistence. However, in the presence of structural...

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Obesity and psychosocial impairment: Mediating roles of health status, weight/shape concerns and binge eating in a community sample of women and men

Author/editor: van Zutven, K, Mond, J, Latner, J and Rodgers, B

Year published: 2015

Objectives We examined the relative importance of physical health status, weight/shape concerns and binge eating as mediators of the association between obesity and psychosocial impairment in a community sample of women and men. Methods Self-report measures of eating disorder features, perceived...

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Patterns of Contraceptive Use

Author/editor: Gray, E. and Arunachalam, D.

Year published: 2015

This chapter investigates patterns of contraceptive use among Australian women who are at ‘risk’ of pregnancy: that is, women of reproductive age who are sexually active. The aims of this chapter are to determine how women control their fertility, and how contraceptive use varies over the...

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Physician-assisted deaths in France: Results from a nationwide survey

Author/editor: Pennec, S, Riou, F, Gaymu, J, Pontone, S, Aubry, R

Year published: 2015

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Prospective Life Tables

Author/editor: Booth, H., Hyndman, R. and Tickle, L.

Year published: 2015

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Re-analysis quality of mental disability in China

Author/editor: L Zhang, L Wang, C Guo, Z Wang, G Chen

Year published: 2015

In China, the initial epidemiology research on mental disability /mental disorders began in the 50s last century. Although Chinese prevalence of mental disorders was lower than others’, with Chinese social reforms and daily life changes, the prevalence of mental disorders / mental disability...

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Repartnering

Author/editor: Gray, E.

Year published: 2015

This chapter examines repartnering over a 10-year period. Many people who have experienced relationship breakdowns go on to have new relationships. Repartnering, which is forming a new intimate relationship after the dissolution of a previous one, can take a number of forms. This is because of the...

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Responding to concerns about a study of infant overnight care postseparation, with comments on consensus: Reply to Warshak

Author/editor: McIntosh, J, Smyth, B. and Kelaher, M.

Year published: 2015

Richard Warshak published a “consensus report” in this journal (Vol. 20, No. 1) documenting a policy position on infants and overnight care following parental separation. He asserts that “[t]here is no evidence to support postponing the introduction of regular and frequent involvement, including...

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