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Fertility of Australian birth cohorts: components and differentials

Jain, S.K; McDonald, Peter


This paper examines the change in the level and pattern of fertility that took place in the post-1971 period, and the downward completed fertility of successive generations of Australian women born since 1933-37. The change in cohort fertility is assessed in terms of the cohort parity progression ratios, and the four components of cohort total fertility: the proportion of women who proceeded to have a birth, mean age at first birth, mean age at last birth, and average interbirth interval for...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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