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Modelling Fertility: A Semi-Parametric Approach

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-opus-6779
Oberhofer, Walter ; Reichsthaler, Thomas
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 30 Jun 2006 13:47


Abstract

This article presents a categorical model of fertility based on the statistical theory of the Generalised Linear Model (GLM). Focussing on the individual probability of giving birth to a child, we derive distributions which can be embedded in a GLM framework. A major advance of that methodology is the knowledge of the distribution of the random variable, which leads to a Maximum Likelihood ...

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