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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 115–128.
Published: 01 February 2008
... at intervals that are longer than one year. In such cases, collecting health information retrospectively for the years skipped by the survey is useful. The main purpose of this paper is to show how retrospective health information can be used to estimate life expectancies in different health states. Healthy...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): n1.
Published: 01 August 2008
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1151–1176.
Published: 06 July 2011
... records detailed, 10-year retrospective information on sexual relationship histories. The structure and interview procedure draw on qualitative techniques, which could reduce social desirability bias. We compare the quality of data collected with the RHC with a standard face-to-face survey instrument...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., we estimate the probability of prime-age adult mortality that sample women have observed during their adolescent period by utilizing retrospective information on deaths of their siblings. Empirical analysis shows that excess prime-age adult mortality in the local marriage market lowers the marriage...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2000
...M. Giovanna Merli Abstract To understand the experience of North Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during the American war, I explore the paths leading Vietnamese men into battle by considering the relationship between socioeconomic status and war mortality. I use data obtained from retrospective...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Ted Joyce; Robert Kaestner; Sanders Korenman Abstract Information on pregnancy intention is often gathered retrospectively (after the birth of a child). This article investigates whether the retrospective assessment of pregnancy intention leads to biased estimates of the extent or consequences...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 587–607.
Published: 01 November 1991
... formation by describing and analyzing the first unions of mainland Puerto Rican women. Retrospective history data show that Puerto Ricans have shared in the post-1970 shift toward cohabitation. Puerto Rican women, however, are much more likely to enter informal first unions than the general population...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 August 1972
... information on families over time. Retrospective household survey data may provide the empirical base for this line of inquiry. 30 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1972 1972 Married Woman Child Mortality Total Fertility Rate Fertility Decline Vital Rate References...
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Demography (1983) 20 (4): 491–506.
Published: 01 November 1983
...Jan M. Hoem Abstract In retrospective studies of individual life histories, some or all of the information pertaining to periods prior to the latest event interval of interest will sometimes be left out. This simplifies data collection, and it may improve the reliability of the data actually...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 759–772.
Published: 01 June 1967
... of the three survey rounds were a list of household members (Rounds1 and 2) and a roll-call (Round3); retrospective death (Rounds1, 2, and 3) and birth (Round 3) queries; a date-of-birth tabulation (Round 2); and a household check-sheet to explain differences between Rounds 1 and 2. All available...
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Demography (1991) 28 (2): 213–227.
Published: 01 May 1991
... orphanhood of those who had a living mother or father at exact age 20. Such information can be obtained either where questions about parental survival have been asked in two inquiries or by asking retrospectively about dates of orphanhood in a single survey. Although the method is somewhat sensitive...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 387–403.
Published: 01 May 2009
...James P. Smith Abstract This article provides evidence about the quality of retrospective childhood health histories given to respondents in the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Even though information on early life health events is critical...
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Demography (1992) 29 (4): 545–563.
Published: 01 November 1992
...Øystein Kravdal Abstract Individual-level retrospective data from the Family and Occupation Survey of 1988 are used to assess the time diverted from gainful employment because of the presence of children in two Norwegian birth cohorts. We find that a two-child mother born in 1950, whose births...
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 305–318.
Published: 01 June 1966
... time series. The application of seasonal adjustment programs by electronic computer to vital statistics yields useful information about their seasonal component and provides a means to estimate the trend of current as well as retrospective data. Seasonally adjusted birth, marriage, and death rates...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 387–411.
Published: 04 February 2014
...Stéphane Helleringer; Gilles Pison; Almamy M. Kanté; Géraldine Duthé; Armelle Andro Abstract Estimates of adult mortality in countries with limited vital registration (e.g., sub-Saharan Africa) are often derived from information about the survival of a respondent’s siblings. We evaluated...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 321–343.
Published: 08 November 2018
... households; it provides detailed and innovative information for research on intergenerational social mobility. Along with questions related to current dwelling, employment, and sociodemographic characteristics, it asked respondents for retrospective information on their parental home, parental educational...
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Demography (1972) 9 (1): 173–185.
Published: 01 February 1972
... marriage; between marriage and first child; and between first and second, second and third, and third and fourth child. The retrospective work questions providing this information were worded as follows: Did (have) you work(ed) during the period (1) before you were married, (2) between marriage and first...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 683–699.
Published: 01 November 1993
... information on dates of leaving home. Many studies had to rely on current status measures using cross-sectional data, such as censuses and one-time surveys with no retrospective information; these can show only whether the proportion living with parents differs between groups and/or time points (Glick and Lin...
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Demography (2020) 57 (4): 1241–1270.
Published: 17 August 2020
... in 1930–1950 adjusting for retrospective sampling bias. Obviously, those who became parents are only a subset of the population born in 1930–1950. Therefore, the second key to our approximation strategy is matching information on rates of childlessness to the parent-child data. We construct an anchor...
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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 1999–2023.
Published: 31 October 2014
... health, mostly from Europe, use exemplary data to study the early origins of adult health. Without such prospective data, however, dozens of scholars have used retrospective information on childhood from either cross-sectional or longitudinal studies to make important contributions to biodemography...