MPIDR Working Paper

Estimating age-status-specific demographic rates that are consistent with the projected summary measures in family households projection

Zeng, Y., Stallard, E., Wang, Z.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2002-033, 28 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (August 2002)
Open Access


This paper proposes procedures for estimating age-status-specific demographic rates to ensure that the projected summary measures of marriage/union formation and dissolution and marital and non-marital fertility in the future years are achieved consistently. The procedures proposed in this paper can be applied in both macro and micro models for family household or actuarial/welfare projections and simulations that need the time-varying age-status-specific demographic rates as input.
Keywords: family demography
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