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Reweighting the General Household Survey, 1979-2007

Beaujouan, Éva, Brown, James and Ní Bhrolcháin, Máire (2011) Reweighting the General Household Survey, 1979-2007 Population Trends, 145, Autumn Issue, pp. 119-145.

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We have calculated two new sets of weights applicable to the General Household Survey (GHS) from 1979 to 2007. One of these is for use with any general analysis of GHS topics and the second is designed for analyses of data collected in the Family Information section. The methods used follow closely those employed by ONS from 1996 onwards. The performance of the weights is assessed in estimating the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) from 1971-2007, an aggregate measure of fertility for which reliable figures are available at national level from vital registration statistics. Our weights improve the GHS estimates, reducing bias both in the TFR and in age-specific fertility rates.

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Published date: 22 September 2011
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography


Local EPrints ID: 198917
ISSN: 0307-4463
PURE UUID: 40ab7ea1-6270-4a37-97d9-9e491f22f2d6

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2011 14:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:17

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Author: Éva Beaujouan
Author: James Brown
Author: Máire Ní Bhrolcháin

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