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Harmonized histories: manual for the preparation of comparative fertility and union histories

Perelli-Harris, Brienna, Kreyenfeld, Michaela and Kubisch, Karolin (2010) Harmonized histories: manual for the preparation of comparative fertility and union histories Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR Working Paper, WP-2010-011).

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Abstract

This document describes the standardization process of the Harmonized Histories. The Harmonized Histories is a comparative database of rich reproductive and union histories from surveys conducted in a number of countries in Europe. Given that birth and union data has been collected in a number of ways in different surveys, it has been very difficult to conduct cross-national analyses of recent union and fertility behavior over time. A team of researchers called the Nonmarital Childbearing Network has cleaned and standardized the surveys according to guidelines set out in this manual. Currently, the database includes data from the Generations and Gender Surveys (GGSs) in Italy, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Russia; the 2003 Dutch Fertility and Family Survey; and the British Household Panel Survey.

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Submitted date: February 2010
Keywords: fertility, marriage, partnership, data

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Local EPrints ID: 180315
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/180315
PURE UUID: b53b3e65-4f64-4bc8-90d3-6ceb7204226c

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2011 14:18
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:01

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Author: Michaela Kreyenfeld
Author: Karolin Kubisch

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