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Statistical Models for Human Reproduction

Citation

Suchindran, Chirayath M. & Koo, Helen P. (2000). Statistical Models for Human Reproduction. In Sen, P. K. & Rao, C. R. (Eds.), Handbook of Statistics (pp. 617-47). New York: Elsevier Science B.V..

Abstract

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).

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-7161(00)18023-X

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Handbook of Statistics

Author(s)

Suchindran, Chirayath M.
Koo, Helen P.

Editor(s)

Sen, P. K.
Rao, C. R.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

18

Pages

617-47

Publisher

Elsevier Science B.V.

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

2418