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Estimating Intercensal Age Schedules by Intracohort Interpolation


Stupp, Paul W. (1988). Estimating Intercensal Age Schedules by Intracohort Interpolation. Population Index, 54(2), 209-224.


This paper describes a procedure for estimating intercensal age schedules of rates of occurrence of demographic events (birth, death, marriage) from tabulations at two points in time of a status of the population (average children ever born, persons surviving, proportion ever married) classified by age." The procedure is called iterative intracohort interpolation. The paper describes a more general version than that originally developed by Ansley J. Coale and provides a probabilistic interpretation of the age-specific rates estimated by the procedure.


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Population Index


Stupp, Paul W.