Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHill, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorFigueroa, Maria-Elena
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-06T13:37:56Z
dc.date.available2006-10-06T13:37:56Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/919
dc.description.abstractThe 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 developing countries. However, the age-based version of the method suffers from selection biases for young women whose data provides the most recent estimates, and the duration of marriage-based method is only applicable where most births occur within stable marriages. This paper develops and illustrates a methodology based on time since first birth using a model of fertility by time since first birth and model life tables. This methodology avoids the selection bias of the age-based method, and is applicable to all populations regardless of marriage customs, but does require an extra question, on date of or age at first birth, on the census or survey instrument. An application to data from Haiti shows the method to give estimates similar to those from a subsequent birth history. The method is likely to be of most value in large survey operations such as censuses in populations with moderate to high levels of pre- or extra-marital fertility.en
dc.format.extent77729 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHopkins Population Centeren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHopkins Population Center Papers on Populationen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP99-05en
dc.subjectCHILD MORTALITYen
dc.subjectTHEORETICAL STUDIESen
dc.titleChild Mortality Estimation by Time Since First Birthen
dc.typeWorking Paperen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record