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Fertility

  • Farhat Yusuf
  • Jo. M. Martins
  • David A. Swanson
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Abstract

Building upon the basic concepts presented in  Chap. 4, this chapter first describes some basic approaches in demographic analysis related to fertility. It discusses perspectives on fertility, including cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches. It presents cross-sectional and longitudinal measures of fertility, and relevant synthetic measures. It gives examples of the measurement fertility rates, such as the crude birth rate, age-specific fertility and general fertility rates. It goes on to the estimation of synthetic measures of fertility such as the total fertility rate, and the gross and net reproduction rates, and the mean length of generation. The concepts of parity and parity progression are introduced, and cohort fertility indices are presented, as well as the concept of maximum biological fertility.

Keywords

Total Fertility Rate Reproductive Period United Nations Development Programme Parity Distribution Marital Fertility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farhat Yusuf
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jo. M. Martins
    • 2
  • David A. Swanson
    • 3
  1. 1.Menzies Centre for Health Policy Sydney School of Public HealthThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Marketing and Management Faculty of Business and EconomicsMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Sociology College of Humanities, Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of California RiversideRiversideUSA

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