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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 1999–2023.
Published: 31 October 2014
...Mike Vuolo; Kenneth F. Ferraro; Patricia M. Morton; Ting-Ying Yang Abstract A growing number of studies in life course epidemiology and biodemography make use of a retrospective question tapping self-rated childhood health to assess overall physical health status. Analyzing repeated measures...
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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 (2013) 50 (4): 1217–1241.
Published: 15 January 2013
...Clark Gray; Richard Bilsborrow Abstract The question of whether environmental conditions influence human migration has recently gained considerable attention, driven by claims that global environmental change will displace large populations. Despite this high level of interest, few quantitative...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 February 2002
...), and the conclusion of the IOM report rests on evidence obtained largely from such retrospective information. Social scientists have questioned the validity and utility of ret- rospective information about pregnancy intention (Bankole and Westoff 1998; Miller 1974; Rosenzweig and Wolpin 1993; Ryder and Westoff 1972...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 115–128.
Published: 01 February 2008
... status information for 1999 and 2001 as well as imputed retrospective health status information for 2000. Retrospective health status information for 2000 was inferred by using two questions on health status at the time of the 2001 interview. Data were inferred both for those who were still alive...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 759–772.
Published: 01 June 1967
... for each household member was deter- mined by the historical calendar method. It was obtained to the nearest month for children under twenty-four months and to the nearest year for others. Retrospective mortality questionnaire.- Three sets of questions were asked, using one questionnaire for each household...
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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 (2021) 58 (2): 603–630.
Published: 01 April 2021
... young women who wanted to delay pregnancy retrospectively reported those pregnancies as desired because of the stigma associated with being unable to avoid their pregnancies. However, the RDSL's retrospective survey questions about preconception pregnancy desires were asked while the women were still...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 523–532.
Published: 01 November 1993
.... Increasingly, longitudinal or retrospective data are being used in research appearing in Demography. The percent of articles using cross-sectional data has decreased from 94% to 60%. The use of longitudinal or retrospective data is tied to three basic changes in demographic research. First, the questions being...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 371–388.
Published: 01 February 2022
... than answers to retrospective questions ( Casterline and El-Zeini 2007 ). The main drawback of the direct prospective approach is the requirement of longitudinal observation of the same women, ideally in a short observation period to ensure stability of individual preferences. In light of the lack...
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Demography (1976) 13 (4): 565–570.
Published: 01 November 1976
.... In the present study, the relationship between migration and employment status is examined using a unique set of data that has become available for the first time in this country as a result of retrospective questions asked in the 1970 census on state of residence and employ- ment status in 1965. THE NATURE...
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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 (1990) 27 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 February 1990
... of bias in the data. To investigate these questions, one needs parallel sets of data from the census and registration, and these are rarely available. When registration data exist, there is no reason to include retrospective questions on residence in the census. Only when data similar to those produced...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1727–1748.
Published: 06 August 2018
... use responses to these retrospective questions to code a binary, time-varying outcome variable indicating whether a foreclosure process started in the prior two years for any housing unit. 10 We use logistic regression to test whether the financial burden of parents sending their children...
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Demography (1981) 18 (3): 287–307.
Published: 01 August 1981
... Publishing House . Sørensen Aage B. ( 1977 ). Estimating Rates from Retrospective Questions or How the Present Affects the Past . In David R. Heise (Ed.), Sociological Methodology . San Francisco : Jossey-Bass . Sosa Robert , Kennel John H. , Klaus Marshall H...
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Demography (1980) 17 (3): 297–322.
Published: 01 August 1980
... employed in January 1973 and who were asked the retrospective questions as to labor force status in January 1972. C. The number of persons who were not in the labor force in January 1973 by labor force status in 1972 was determined, for each row, by subtracting estimate A from estimate B. For example N(out...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 387–403.
Published: 01 May 2009
... triggers. Consistent with normal PSID practice of having a single respondent, the main respondents answered childhood health questions for themselves and their spouses. PSID staff reported that the retrospective history was fast to administer (a few minutes) and that respondents had little problem...
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Demography (1988) 25 (2): 307–314.
Published: 01 May 1988
...John G. Haaga Abstract This article examines retest reliability and digit preference in retrospective survey data on breastfeeding duration and type of supplementary food, covering three decades and reported by more than 1200 Malaysian women. Women with little or no education, rural residents...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 249–267.
Published: 01 March 1968
... in the study of human fertility. This paper combines retrospective and subsequent mobility data obtained from a Los Angeles area probability sample to demonstrate that a past mobility—choice, plan—actualization sequence is congruent with subsequent moves. First, comparisons are made of mobility plans...
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Demography (1994) 31 (3): 481–486.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Herbert L. Smith Abstract Coale and Banister argue that in China, elevated sex ratios in retrospective surveys are in part a function of collecting birth histories in a culture in which the definition of a birth may exclude mortality shortly after birth: an infant death in the West may...