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The Case for Parity and Birth-Order Statistics

Corr, Patrick; Kippen, Rebecca


Parity refers to the number of (live) births that a woman (or man) has had. Birth order refers to whether a birth is the first, second, third or higher-order birth of the parent. In the context of low and shifting fertility, parity and birth-order statistics are becoming increasingly important for understanding fertility trends and patterns, for policy, and for carrying out projections of future fertility. In Australia, the main sources of demographic data are birth, death and marriage...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.00433.x


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