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The fitting of parameter-constrained demographic models

McDonald, J.W. and Prevost, A.T. (1997) The fitting of parameter-constrained demographic models Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 26, (6), pp. 79-88. (doi:10.1016/S0895-7177(97)00171-4).

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It is common to have knowledge about the unknown parameters of a demographic model which restricts the values of the parameters. With such knowledge, it is reasonable to require that our parameter estimates satisfy the parameter constraints and one should use a constrained estimation procedure. We briefly review existing approaches to fitting parameter-constrained models. We describe a Bayesian approach for the fitting of parameter-constrained demographic models, which is the main focus of the paper. We illustrate the Bayesian approach by fitting a parameter-constrained proportional hazards model based on current-status data and a parameter-constrained log-linear regression model for standardized mortality ratios.

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Published date: 1997


Local EPrints ID: 34314
ISSN: 0895-7177
PURE UUID: 634ca190-6d3a-408b-bd7f-028a8b6e4262

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:50

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Author: J.W. McDonald
Author: A.T. Prevost

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