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Demography (1965) 2 (1): 289–301.
Published: 01 March 1965
.... This need for demographic rates which are not available has caused demograph- ers to experiment with an alternative method, namely, to collect vital statistics by means of special surveys. Thus far the basic principle underlying this type of survey has usually been to obtain informa- tion about the present...
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Demography (1973) 10 (2): 137–160.
Published: 01 May 1973
... the symptomatic information is combined with sample data by means of a regression format. Combining symptomatic information on births, deaths, and school enrollment with sample data from the Current Population Survey, county estimates of population growth were computed by means of the new method...
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Demography (2017) 54 (4): 1503–1528.
Published: 24 July 2017
... survival method in a realistic setting, we conducted a nationally representative survey experiment in Rwanda ( n = 4,669). Network survival estimates were similar to estimates from other methods, even though the network survival estimates were made with substantially smaller samples and are based entirely...
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Demography (1969) 6 (4): 403–411.
Published: 01 November 1969
... it is matched with the survey list forwarded by the local supervisor. A list of unmatched events is returned to the supervisor who with the registrar revisits households to resolve the discrepancies. Under-registration is estimated to be 13 to 20 percent by the registrar method, 8 to 17 percent by the survey...
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Demography (1976) 13 (2): 273–286.
Published: 01 May 1976
... lead to methods of improving the accuracy and reliability of survey data. 26 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1976 1976 Sampling Variance Current Population Survey Simple Response Correlate Component International Statistical Institute References Bailar, Barbara...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 759–772.
Published: 01 June 1967
... fase 1; Y (3) errores de confroniación; Summary This article presents estimates of the sources and the extent of observation errors in different questionnaires and methods used to collect birth and death data in the 1961–63 multi-purpose sample survey of Morocco. The questionnaires used in the analysis...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2327–2335.
Published: 29 October 2020
... depending on the method used to infer legal status in survey data, focusing on two approaches in particular: (1) inferring legal status using a logical imputation method that ignores the existence of legal-status survey questions (logical approach); and (2) defining legal status based on survey questions...
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Demography (1969) 6 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 May 1969
...Jacob S. Siegel; Donald S. Akers Abstract The value of national sample survey data relating to birth expectations for projecting births is reassessed in the light of data limitations pointed out by Ryder and Westoff among others and of the methods of projection used by the United States Bureau...
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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 1105–1128.
Published: 29 November 2012
... on traditional survey methods) but also to examine where they spend time when not at home, their trajectories, and how they respond to questions at a variety of different times and places. The study provides a partial glimpse at the answers to such questions as how traditional concepts of neighborhood might...
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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 1053–1077.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on transitions are unavailable and true multistate tables cannot be generated. Sullivan’s method requires only cross-sectional mortality data and cross-sectional data indicating prevalence in states of interest. Such data often come from sample surveys, which are widely available. Although the data requirements...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 607–627.
Published: 17 March 2012
.... In order to overcome these shortcomings, I modify and extend the so-called orphanhood method for indirect estimation of adult mortality from survey information on maternal and paternal survival to allow its application to populations of developed countries. The method is demonstrated and tested with data...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 729–745.
Published: 01 November 2007
... body of empirical data on fertility preferences: 40 WFS surveys, several dozen Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPS), and (to date) over 150 DHS surveys. Our goal is to develop methods for making optimal use of this data. EXISTING METHODS FOR ESTIMATING UNWANTED FERTILITY At issue is the classi...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1151–1176.
Published: 06 July 2011
...Nancy Luke; Shelley Clark; Eliya M. Zulu Abstract Most survey data on sexual activities are obtained via face-to-face interviews, which are prone to misreporting of socially unacceptable behaviors. Demographers have developed various private response methods to minimize social desirability bias...
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Demography (2018) 55 (4): 1447–1473.
Published: 02 July 2018
... derived. We present a method of estimating appropriate weights for couples that extends methods currently used in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for individual weights. To see how results vary, we analyze 1912 estimates (means; proportions; linear regression; and simple and multinomial logistic...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Fig. 2 Quantum-adjusted first union survival rates by duration since the first union calculated using (1) complete marriage histories and the Kaplan-Meier method (black; the benchmark) and (2) incomplete marriage histories using the ILTUD method (green). Source: Authors’ calculation based More
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Demography (1996) 33 (2): 265–275.
Published: 01 May 1996
... following a natural disaster. On the basis ofinternal consistency checks and com- parisons with estimates from other sources-as well as our assessment of the survey methods themselves-we have con- cluded that a combination of direct sampling and network sampling can produce reasonably accurate estimates. Al...
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Published: 24 July 2017
Fig. 7 Estimated 45 q 15 for Rwanda from six sources: the acquaintance and meal tie definitions from our network survival method; the direct sibling survival method from the 2010 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey; the United Nations Population Division (UNPD); the World Health More
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2159–2179.
Published: 16 October 2017
... provide a useful data source for estimating emigration rates, provided that the estimation method accounts for sample design. In this study, emigration rates and confidence intervals are estimated from a sample survey of households in the Dakar region in Senegal, which was part of the Migration between...
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Published: 17 March 2012
Fig. 1 Estimates for male and female life expectancy at age 35 by applying the modified orphanhood method (MOM) and the methods of Brass and Timæus: Italian multipurpose surveys (MPS), 1998 and 2003. HMD = life expectancy at age 35 derived from age-specific death rates for the total Italian More
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 569–585.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Emmanuela Gakidou; Gary King Abstract The widely used methods for estimating adult mortality rates from sample survey responses about the survival of siblings, parents, spouses, and others depend crucially on an assumption that, as we demonstrate, does not hold in real data. We show that when...