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Demography (1979) 16 (4): 523–534.
Published: 01 November 1979
... of three as optimal are quite differ- ent, and this potentially has an effect on behavior and actual achievement. The 1- scale preference measure takes these dif- ferences into account. With the seven choices (0-6 children) presented in the scale questions in this study (posed through a series of paired...
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Demography (1974) 11 (4): 587–611.
Published: 01 November 1974
... associated with differential fertility. Their potential both as independent and dependent variables in research is discussed. 26 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1974 1974 Family Size Married Woman Preference Order Preference Scale Scale Question References Andrews...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 1085–1108.
Published: 06 July 2016
... agent-based models of residential location are also confronted with the question of spatial scale. O’Sullivan ( 2005 ) presumed that people make choices about where to live (or whether to move) based on the composition of their neighborhood at two scales. One is the local neighborhood , comprising...
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Demography (2022) 59 (4): 1459–1488.
Published: 01 August 2022
... differentially benefit from treatments. Yet answering the question “Is the effect larger in group A or group B?” is surprisingly difficult. In fact, the answer sometimes reverses across scales. For example, researchers might conclude that the effect of education on mortality is larger among women than among men...
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Demography (2007) 44 (2): 427–440.
Published: 01 May 2007
... inclusive probes and questions used to compile the roster of household residents; a review of the places a person stayed the previous few months; and a Residential Attachment scale that measures strength of attachment to households. This scale shows that it takes more probing to list tenuously attached...
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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 299–314.
Published: 01 August 1999
... in the United States based on equivalent family income-that is, total income ofall fam- ily members adjusted for family size according to the equivalence scale implicit in the U.S. poverty line. Our analysis, which tracks movements across quintiles, centers on four questions: How much movement is there across...
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Demography (1977) 14 (1): 97–102.
Published: 01 February 1977
...-In this article, we introduce an alternative technique to the single- sentence question for measuring preferences for number of children, age at marriage, length of first birth interval, length of employment, and years of schooling. This new measurement procedure utilizes a graphic scale rather than verbal...
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Demography (1971) 8 (2): 171–184.
Published: 01 May 1971
... is concerned with strengthening the foundation for projecting aggregate levels of mobility: (1) how does repeated movement manifest itself at the metropolitan scale? and (2) for predictive purposes, which aggregate indices capture the most important features of local population composition? Mobility rates were...
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Demography (2021) 58 (4): 1423–1443.
Published: 01 August 2021
... scales are comparable across the examined groups. This finding allows drawing meaningful conclusions about similarities and differences among natives and immigrants on measures of perceived health in these data. We treat all question items as categorical because the number of categories is always five...
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Demography (1978) 15 (1): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 1978
...; occa- sionally the husband was present, most often not. The husband's interview was a briefer one and followed shortly that with the wife, usually in the evening of the same day. Every effort was made so that one partner would not be aware of the responses of the other on the preference scale questions...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 295–323.
Published: 24 February 2016
...). Santa Monica, CA : RAND . van Soest , A. , Delaney , L. , Harmon , C. , Kapteyn , A. , & Smith , J. P. ( 2011 ). Validating the use of anchoring vignettes for the correction of response scale differences in subjective questions . Journal of the Royal Statistical Society...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 83–111.
Published: 09 January 2015
... measures, an expanded set of questions on childbearing intentions was added to more recent rounds of the NSFG (Klerman and Pulley 1999 ; Peterson and Mosher 1999 ; Mosher et al. 2012 ), including two questions measured on a Likert-type scale to assess how much women had wanted to avoid or have...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... about having a child. The resulting scales theoretically range from -6 to + 6; higher scores represent more intense desires for a child. Our key measure of centrality was derived from the next set of questions. After asking whether the respondent wanted a child, we asked about changes in self-concept...
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Demography (1972) 9 (2): 241–248.
Published: 01 May 1972
...Robert E. Cole Abstract The paper deals with the common allegation that economies characterized by increasing returns of scale are suboptimally populated. Although increasing returns is a necessary condition for suboptimal population, it is demonstrated that it is not sufficient. Furthermore...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1551–1572.
Published: 21 May 2014
...-IPV scale to measure attitudes about physical violence against wives in 1,055 married men and women ages 18–50 in My Hao district, Vietnam. Across 10 items about transgressions of the wife, women more often than men agreed that a man had good reason to hit his wife (3 % to 92 %; 0 % to 67...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 267–283.
Published: 01 August 2000
... OF THREE SCALES MEASURING POOR HEALTH Comorbidity Scale Score Questions on the Wave 1 AHEAD Questionnaire used to con- struct the Comorbidity Scale Score are listed below. Re- sponses to each question were scored dichotomously: 0 = no; 1 = yes. 1. Stroke: Has a doctor ever told you that you had a stroke...
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Demography (1994) 31 (1): 65–79.
Published: 01 February 1994
... Parents had marital disruption .24 .43 0 I Mother's education 12.68 1.98 2 17 Father's education 12.43 2.50 3 16 questions were used to construct the fertility preference scale pioneered by Lolageen Coombs (1974, 1979). Using the Coombs scale, for example, one can distinguish between a respondent who...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 599–618.
Published: 01 November 1973
... and empirical questions for further investigation of the FSUF. 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1973 1973 Family Size Additional Child Sexual Composition Preference Scale Utility Difference References Becker , Gary S. ( 1960 ). An Economic Analysis of Fertility...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 431–443.
Published: 01 August 1985
... by questions of knowledge about how they are used; the Coombs scale and a set of other questions are used as measures of ideal family size; and various items reflecting attitudes toward addition- al children and toward family planning have been combined to form indices. The differences between the conventional...
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Demography (2010) 47 (Suppl 1): S191–S209.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., A. Kapteyn, and J.P. Smith. 2007. “Validating the Use of Vignettes for Subjective Threshold Scales.” RAND Working Paper WR-501. Available online at http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR501. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM (AND ABOUT) GLOBAL AGING?* ARIE KAPTEYN Although aging is a global phenomenon...