I have a few questions about mlogit. I have a set of independent variables and a categorical, but ordered, dependent variable with three categories (Disagree, Neutral and Agree). The assumptions for ologit were not fulfilled. I chose Neutral as the base category. The coefficient of one of the independent variables X (a dummy taking the values 1 or 0), so the multinominal log odds, is negative for both Agree and Disagree, so the two effects are in different directions. The coefficient for Disagree is -1.264 and for Agree it is -0.672. If I calculate the corresponding probabilities, the change in probability of Agree is higher than the change in probability of Disagree, when taking the difference between X=1 and X=0 (using the equation on page 6: https://www.stata.com/manuals/rmlogit.pdf). This indicates that the effect on Agree is actually larger than the effect on Disagree, even though the absolute value of the coefficient is smaller.
Can the change in probability of an outcome compared to the base be higher than the change in probability of another outcome compared to the base, even though the absolute value of the coefficient (or log odds) is smaller for the former?
Also, what is the difference between the change in probability of an outcome relative to the base (as described on page 6 of https://www.stata.com/manuals/rmlogit.pdf) evaluated at X=1 and X=0 and the marginal effect (margins dy/dx), which also describes the probability of the outcome?