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Demography (1998) 35 (4): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 1998
...Martin Watts Abstract In their paper in this issue. Grusky and Charles (1998) make a number of dubious claims about the measurement and interpretation of sex segregation. First, they incorrectly claim that only log-odds measures yield margin-free measures of segregation. Second. the estimation...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 85–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
... with several key family processes. Family boundary ambiguity presents an important measurement challenge for family scholars. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2009 2009 Family Structure Structure Report Ambi Adolescent Report Mother Report References Acock A.C...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 351–364.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of methodological tools that enable us both to measure the mutual segregation among multiple racial groups and to partition total metropolitan-area school segregation into geographic and racial components. Then we use these tools to examine patterns and trends in metropolitan-area school segregation. We find...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 381–393.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., and other aspects of the measurement. The eight different questionnaires were administered to random subsamples of six “targeted” populations: geographic areas with ethnic concentrations of whites, blacks, American Indians, Alaskan natives, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics. The major conclusion...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 489–498.
Published: 01 November 2000
... measures of birth outcomes, identifies an optimal combination of birth weight and gestational age for infant survival, and estimates the effects of adverse birth outcomes in terms of their departure from this “optimal point.” We illustrate the advantages of this approach by estimating a logistic model...
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Demography (1994) 31 (3): 525–548.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Zai Liang Abstract This paper proposes a new way of measuring naturalization, which takes into account both emigration and death. I argue that the new method corrects for underestimation and thus provides a more accurate measure of the concept. Using data from six groups of the 1973 immigrant...
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Demography (1988) 25 (2): 249–263.
Published: 01 May 1988
... Stochastic Term Genetic Endowment References Boulier , B. L. , & Paqueo , V. B. ( 1981 ). On the Theory and Measurement of the Detenninants of Mortality . Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Population and Human Resources Division . Brass , W. ( 1971 ). On the scale...
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Demography (1988) 25 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 August 1988
... Analysis . Long, L. H., C. J. Tucker, and W. L. Urton. In press. Measuring migration distances: Self-reporting and indirect methods. Journal of the American Statistical Association . Mincer , J. ( 1978 ). Family migration decisions . Journal of Political Economy , 86 , 749 – 773...
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Demography (1984) 21 (3): 373–381.
Published: 01 August 1984
... J. ( 1982 ). Measuring Temporal Stability in Regression Models of Population Estimation . Demography , 19 , 135 – 146 . 10.2307/2061133 Martin, J. H. and W. J. Serow. 1979. Virginia’s State-Local Cooperative Program: Conflict and Cooperation in Producing Population Estimates. State...
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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 261–274.
Published: 01 May 1986
...Stephen C. Newman Abstract Two new families of indices measuring the gain in life expectancy resulting from reduction in mortality are introduced: the first looks at the impact of cause of death reduction from the perspective of the entire population; the second, at that segment of the population...
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Demography (1984) 21 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 February 1984
... of the timing offirst birth vary across these data sources by comparing samples of women who were eligible to be included in more than one study. Results obtained from Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and logistic regression analyses of several measures of timing indicate few study effects. Thus findings based...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 165–183.
Published: 01 February 2006
... physiological systems. We formulate a new measure for cumulative physiological dysregulation using a grade of membership model estimated with biodemographic data from a national sample of older Taiwanese persons. We investigate associations between the measure and physical, psychological, and cognitive function...
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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 193–201.
Published: 01 May 2000
...David A. Swanson; Jeff Tayman; Charles F. Barr Abstract Mean absolute percentage error (MAPE), the measure most often used for evaluating subnational demographic estimates, is not always valid. We describe guidelines for determining when MAPE is valid. Applying them to case study data, we find...
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Demography (1971) 8 (4): 481–490.
Published: 01 November 1971
... demographic measurements, particularly as regards the estimation of sterility, foetal death and stillbirth ratios, and birth intervals. An erratum to this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03201528 . References Barrett J. C. ( 1967 ). A Monte Carlo simulation of human...
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Demography (1972) 9 (2): 336.
Published: 01 May 1972
...J. C. Barrett 30 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1972 1972 An erratum for this chapter can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2060684 DEMOGRAPHY author's correction notice Volume 9, Number 2 May 1972 Use of a Fertility Simulation Model to Refine Measurement...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 71–80.
Published: 01 March 1967
....” Summary In the belief that a decrease in the rate of population growth will increase economic development, more than ten countries have inaugurated family planning programs in the past fifteen years. To provide a model for measuring the immediate, intermediate, and long-term effects of any such program...
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 393–415.
Published: 01 June 1966
...} This formula has been used both with total populations and with aging cohorts. The principal variations of the basic formula have involved the use of life table and census survival ratios as a means of measuring natural increase (B − D), or of estimating “expected” populations assuming no migration. The main...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 253–261.
Published: 01 March 1967
... Population Association, May 1960). 20 W. Haenszel and R. W. Miller, Role of Human Population Study Centers in Studies of Cancer Etiology (Public Health Reports 77 [1962]), pp. 713–18. CONCEPT, MEASUREMENT, AND DATA IN MIGRATION ANALYSIS WILLIAM HAENSZEL'" RESUMEN Se discute dos metodo« para...
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 297–304.
Published: 01 June 1966
... that because of these two problems—namely, sample heterogeneity and incomplete histories-the Pearl pregnancy rate, which has been traditionally used to measure contraceptive effectiveness, is inadequate. A life table method is described that permits one to combine incomplete histories with complete ones...
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Demography (1968) 5 (2): 659–665.
Published: 01 June 1968
... York. 3 NRIFP, Proceedings, Fourth Biannual Seminar on Research in Family Planning (Karachi, March 15–16, 1968). MEASUREMENT OF FAMILY PLANNING PROGRESS IN PAKISTAN ENVER ADIL· Since the turn of the century, Pakistan has been experiencing an increasing rate of population growth...