Simulating the effect of demographic events on the household composition

Spicer, Keith, Diamond, Ian and Ní Bhrolcháin, Máire (1992) Simulating the effect of demographic events on the household composition. Journal of the Australian Population Association, 9, (2), 173-184. (doi:10.1007/BF03029368).


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The aim of this paper is to measure the effects on household composition of changes in demographic events, e.g. mortality, fertility, marriage, divorce. British household data are taken from the General Household Survey and aged by simulation to 2001 using a ‘Most Likely’ model. Subsequently different assumptions of each demographic event are taken from 1991 so that the effects of perturbations within each event can be studied. Special features of the simulation model are the differentiations between cohabitation and marriage and separation and divorce, and the detailed breakdowns of household types such as lone parents into single and previously married women and men with children aged 0–4, 5–15 and 16 and over.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/BF03029368
ISSNs: 1443-2447 (print)

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 190329
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
November 1992Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 10:32
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:41

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