Adapting the Own Children Method to allow comparison of fertility between populations with different marriage regimes.
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Reid, A., Jaadla, H., Garrett, E., & Schürer, K. (2020). Adapting the Own Children Method to allow comparison of fertility between populations with different marriage regimes.. Population studies, 74 (2), 197-218. https://doi.org/10.1080/00324728.2019.1630563
The Own Children Method (OCM) is an indirect procedure for deriving age-specific and total fertility rates from children living with their mothers at a census or survey. The method was designed primarily for the calculation of overall fertility, although there are variants which allow the calculation of marital fertility. In this paper we argue that the standard variants for calculating marital fertility can produce misleading results and require strong assumptions, particularly when applied to social or spatial sub-groups. We present two new variants of the method for calculating marital fertility: the first of these allows for the presence of non-marital fertility and the second also permits the more robust calculation of rates for social sub-groups of the population. We illustrate and test these using complete count census data for England and Wales in 1911.
Isaac Newton Trust (16.38(I))
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00324728.2019.1630563
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