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Title: Adapting the Own Children Method to allow comparison of fertility between populations with different marriage regimes
Authors: Reid, Alice
Jaadla, Hannaliis
Garrett, Eilidh
Schürer, Kevin
First Published: 29-Jul-2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Population Studies, 2019
Abstract: The Own Children Method (OCM) is an indirect procedure for deriving age-specific fertility rates and total fertility from children living with their mothers at a census or survey. The method was designed primarily for the calculation of overall fertility, although there are variants that allow the calculation of marital fertility. In this paper we argue that the standard variants for calculating marital fertility can produce misleading results and require strong assumptions, particularly when applied to social or spatial subgroups. We present two new variants of the method for calculating marital fertility: the first of these allows for the presence of non-marital fertility and the second also permits the more robust calculation of rates for social subgroups of the population. We illustrate and test these using full-count census data for England and Wales in 1911.
DOI Link: 10.1080/00324728.2019.1630563
ISSN: 0032-4728
Links: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00324728.2019.1630563
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/45021
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2019. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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