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Methods protocol for the Human Fertility Database

Jasilioniene, A., Jdanov, D. A., Sobotka, T., Andreev, E. M., Zeman, K., Shkolnikov, V. M., Goldstein, J. R., Philipov, D., Rodrígues, G.
51 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Intitute for Demographic Research (2009)
Keywords: fertility

Abstract

The Human Fertility Database is a joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), based at MPIDR. The main goal of the database is to fill in the gaps in fertility data availability and comparability and to provide free and user-friendly access to detailed and high-quality data on period and cohort fertility to the international research community and other interested users. This document describes general principles that are used in constructing and presenting the database and outlines data processing, including converting raw data into input data and calculation of fertility rates and fertility tables.
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.