Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1995, Volume 57, Series B, Pt. 1, pp. 142--150

SOME ANALYTICAL MODELS TO ESTIMATE MATERNAL AGE AT BIRTH USING AGE-SPECIFIC FERTILITY RATES

By

ARVIND PANDEY and C. M. SUCHINDRAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

SUMMARY.  A class of analytical models to study the distribution of maternal age at different births from the data on age-specific fertility rates has been presented. Deriving the distributions and means of maternal age at birth of any specific order, final parity and at next-to-last birth, we have extended the approach to estimate parity progression ratios and the ultimate parity distribution of woman in the population.

AMS (1991) subject classification.  Primary 62K05, secondary 90C50.

Key words and phrases. Birth order, parity, cumulative fertility rate(CFR), reproductive span.

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