Experiences from a Socio-economic Application of Induction Trees

  • Fabio B. Losa
  • Pau Origoni
  • Gilbert Ritschard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4265)


This paper presents a full scaled application of induction trees for non-classificatory purposes. The grown trees are used for highlighting regional differences in the women’s labor participation, by using data from the Swiss Population Census. Hence, the focus is on their descriptive rather than predictive power. Trees grown by language regions exhibit fundamental cultural differences supporting the hypothesis of cultural models in female participation. The explanatory power of the induced trees is measured with deviance based fit measures.


Labor Market Single Mother Female Labor Induction Tree Labor Market Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio B. Losa
    • 1
  • Pau Origoni
    • 1
  • Gilbert Ritschard
    • 2
  1. 1.Statistical Office of Ticino CantonBellinzonaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept of EconometricsUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

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