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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 1215–1219.
Published: 28 April 2017
... school graduates across a variety of health outcomes (Zajacova et al. 2012 ; Zajacova and Johnson-Lawrence 2016 ). In summary, survey data are no panacea for all errors, systematic or random, simply because they provide better education reporting than the vital registry. As I have shown here, the...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 1203–1213.
Published: 10 April 2017
... error can lead to faulty conclusions. Mortality researchers should take greater care in the future to use high-quality data and account for the effects of changing educational composition. How should researchers interpret a potential increase in lifespan variability or a slowdown of life expectancy...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1535–1554.
Published: 19 August 2016
... data quality varies across places, making cross-sectional analysis both within and across regions less reliable. Finally, we present advice for data users and potential solutions to the challenges identified. 2 8 2016 19 8 2016 © Population Association of America 2016 2016...
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 101–124.
Published: 28 December 2011
... concerns, this study evaluates the quality of men’s fertility data in the 1979 and 1997 cohorts of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79 and NLSY97) and in the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). Comparing fertility rates in each survey with population rates based on data from Vital...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Sarah R. Hayford; S. Philip Morgan Abstract We assess the quality of retrospective data on cohabitation by comparing data collected in four major U.S. family surveys: the National Survey of Families and Households and three rounds of the National Survey of Family Growth. We use event-history...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1151–1176.
Published: 06 July 2011
... improve the quality of reporting; however, these methods often limit the complexity of information collected. We designed a life history calendar—the Relationship History Calendar (RHC)—to increase the scope of data collected on sexual relationships and behavior while enhancing their quality. The RHC...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 1968
... trabajo describe algunos de los principales errores que complican los datos para la poblaci6n no negra, e intenta medir el impacto que eetos erroree tienen en diversa8 tasas demográficas. Summary Demographic data for nonwhites in the United States are often assumed to be of low quality. Problems arise...
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Demography (1988) 25 (2): 307–314.
Published: 01 May 1988
... those of Malay ethnicity are found to give less reliable data. In a logistic regression analysis, these respondent characteristics are more important determinants of data quality than the length of the recall period. 30 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1988 1988 Rural...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 February 2021
... demographic data (e.g., gender-based violence and sexual health). Data quality of responses to sensitive questions could be improved with more attention to interviewers—their recruitment, training, and characteristics. Future analyses will need to account for the role of interviewer to more fully understand...
Includes: Supplementary data
Published: 14 March 2018
Fig. 1 Fertility rate and democracy in Indonesia. Data are from Quality of Government Database ( https://qog.pol.gu.se/ ) and UN Population Division ( http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/ ) More
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Demography (1976) 13 (2): 235–249.
Published: 01 May 1976
... groups will remain. Thus, it 243 is unknown whether differences between groups are the result of differences in fer- tility behavior or the result of differences in other behaviors that, in turn, affect the quality of the basic own children data. In order to explore the effect of not adjusting for these...
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Demography (2013) 50 (6): 1989–2012.
Published: 10 July 2013
... schools. Using data from the 1984–2007 National Health Interview Surveys linked to race-specific data on school quality, we find that reductions in the black-white gap in school quality led to modest reductions in the black-white gap in disability. 30 5 2013 10 7 2013 © Population...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1979) 16 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Arland Thornton Abstract Data from a 1975 national survey of the American population were used to investigate the relationships between childbearing and aspirations for consumption goods, child quality standards, and income. The data were consistent with the hypothesis that preferences for child...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1127–1149.
Published: 25 June 2011
... interview reluctant respondents may affect demographic estimates. Results demonstrate the potential of responsive survey design to change the quality of demographic research based on survey data. 26 5 2011 25 6 2011 © Population Association of America 2011 2011 Data collection...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Hongbin Li; Junsen Zhang; Yi Zhu Abstract Testing the trade-off between child quantity and quality within a family is complicated by the endogeneity of family size. Using data from the Chinese Population Census, we examine the effect of family size on child educational attainment in China. We find...
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 451–476.
Published: 07 January 2019
... data on the 1980–1984 U.S. birth cohort from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationships between men’s and women’s job quality and their entry into marital or cohabiting unions. We advance existing literature by moving beyond basic measures of employment and earnings and...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1998) 35 (1): 45–56.
Published: 01 February 1998
... growth. Despite the population .growth, air quality actually has improved since the early 1980s due to aggressive regulatory efforts. Using data for 56 counties, I analyze the contribution of population growth to trends in atmospheric emissions of five regulated pollutants from 1980 to 1990, controlling...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 605–625.
Published: 01 August 2009
... using a unique data set of 475,313 elderly couples who were followed up for up to nine years. We address whether the transition to widowhood affects the quality of care that individuals receive and explore the extent to which these changes mediate the elevated mortality hazard for the widowed. We...
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Demography (1993) 30 (3): 459–475.
Published: 01 August 1993
... mortality. We analyze birth history data from 37 national surveys in developing countries to assess the quality of neonatal mortality data and to estimate levels and trends in mortality occurring at 4–14 days. It is shown that mortality at 4-14 days has declined considerably during the last decade in most...
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Demography (1995) 32 (2): 215–229.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Bruce A. Christenson; Nan E. Johnson Abstract Education was added to the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death in 1989. The current study uses Michigan’s 1989–1991 death certificates, together with the 1990 Census, to evaluate the quality of data on education from death certificates and to examine...