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Statistical Models for Human Reproduction


Suchindran, Chirayath M. & Koo, Helen P. (2000). Statistical Models for Human Reproduction.. Sen, P. K. & Rao, C. R. (Eds.) (pp. 617-647). New York: Elsevier Science B.V..


Many fertility theories have been developed, including those derived from Davis and Blake (1956); these construct a framework specifying the social-structural determinants of behaviors that affect the biological bases of reproduction. Bongaarts (1978) elaborated on these proximate determinants (dealing with intercourse, conception, and gestation). Other theories focus on cohort fertility and factors governing change among cohorts. Still others deal with microeconomic household decision-making on childbearing; some center on the sequential nature of reproductive decisions. Some theories add a focus on the influence of community or contextual factors (multi-level theories).


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Suchindran, Chirayath M.
Koo, Helen P.