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Lifecycle Changes in the Rate of Time Preference: Testing the Theory of Endogenous Preferences and its Relevance to Adolescent Substance Abuse
(Hopkins Population Center, 1999-10-09)
Economic theory indicates that because one's activities to improve health reward one in the future, persons who value the future more highly will be more prone to healthy activity. Without measures of time preference we ...
A bargaining theory of sexual behavior in women's adolescence
(Hopkins Population Center, 1992)
Methods for Measuring Adult Mortality in Developing Countries: A comparative review
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-02)
No consensus has emerged on how to estimate adult mortality in countries lacking complete vital registration of deaths and accurate periodic censuses. This paper applies a range of methods to census, registration and survey ...
Child Mortality Estimation by Time Since First Birth
(Hopkins Population Center, 1999)
The Brass method for estimating child mortality from proportions dead of children ever born classified by age or duration of marriage of mother has revolutionized our knowledge of child mortality levels and trends in ...
Does the Law of Diminishing Returns Apply to Infant Motality Decline?
(Hopkins Population Center, 2001-06-22)
Objective: This paper examines time series data on infant mortality from 21 countries to demonstrate an appropriate test of the hypothesis that percentage reductions in infant mortality are larger when infant mortality is ...
Disagreement in Spousal Reports of Current Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Hopkins Population Center, 1998-12)
Contraceptive prevalence is a key variable estimated from Demographic and Health Surveys. But the prevalence estimated from reports of husbands differs widely from that estimated for wives. In this research, using data ...
Why Society Needs to Value Health Improvements in Dollars
(Hopkins Population Center, 1998-07)
Background. U.S. health planners typically set health objectives without information about how much of their resources the American people wish to devote to improved health. Objectives. This paper indicates how ignoring ...
Testing for the Onset of Fertility Decline: The Case of Egypt
(Hopkins Population Center, 1991-06)
Interview Based Diagnosis of Morbidity and Causes of Death
(Hopkins Population Center, 1992-11)
Alternative Fertility Measures: Their Sensitivity and Relationship to Fertility Rates
(Hopkins Population Center, 1977-04)