Age, Time, and Fertility - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121287504, 9781483264769

Age, Time, and Fertility

1st Edition

Applications of Exploratory Data Analysis

Authors: Mary B. Breckenridge
eBook ISBN: 9781483264769
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1983
Page Count: 348
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Age, Time, and Fertility: Applications of Exploratory Data Analysis describes change in the age pattern of fertility that responds to a specific need in making fertility comparisons across time and place. This book discusses a modeling process based on Tukey's exploratory data analysis (EDA) methods, which is proved very effective in other fields for detecting underlying patterns, even in flawed data. The first part of this text provides an introduction to the philosophy and tools of EDA and to the data analyzed, examining in detail the process of developing and standardizing the closely fitting, few-parameter descriptions of demographic change in time sequence. The rest of the chapters examine the results and applications of fertility modeling and establish relations between change in the age pattern of fertility and level of fertility. This publication is intended for those interested in the measures and methods of fertility change that can be applied to demographic data.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgments I. Introduction Notes II. Preparing for an Exploratory Analysis: Data and Analytic Approach Introduction Data in Time Sequence—Two Centuries of Swedish Fertility Rates Exploratory Data Analysis—The Philosophy and the Tools Summary Notes III. Starting an Exploratory Analysis: Choices and Procedures Introduction Selected Time Sequences of Age-specific Fertility Form of the Data Re-expression of the Data Selection of Models for Fitting to Fertility Data Robust-Resistant Iterative Fitting Procedures Measures of Goodness-of-Fit Adapting to Computer Capabilities Summary Notes IV. Residuals: The Evidence of Goodness-of-Fit Introduction Size of Residuals Structure in Residuals Summary Notes V. Re-presentation of Fits: Demographically Guided Standard Forms Introduction Form of Re-presentation of Double Multiplicative Fits Form of Re-presentation of Triple Multiplicative Fits Demographic Logic in the Choice of a Standard Form Functions of the Standard-form Components Summary Notes VI. Age Patterns of Overall Fertility: Two Centuries of Change Introduction Cohort Fits by Single Year of Age Two Centuries of Overall Fertility: Cohort and Cross-sectional Perspectives Fertility Change in the Counties of Sweden from 1860 to 1970 Summary Notes VII. Age Patterns of Marital Fertility: Seven Decades of Change Introduction Comparison of the EHR and Coale Descriptions of Marital Fertility Expanded Focus on Cross-sectional Marital Fertility Change Change in Marital Fertility Distributions Not Accounted for by Change in the Level of Marital Fertility Change in Age-specific Proportions Married: Approximation from EHR Fertility Parameters Use of Intersequence EHR Relations to Detect the Unusual a


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