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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Parity-specific fertility rate

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Parity-specific fertility rate  (PARITY-SPECIFIC fertility rate)


Order-specific fertility rates 1 relate births of a certain order to a number of women, to a number of marriages or to a number of births of the preceding order. Parity-specific fertility rates 2 or parity-specific birth rates 2 not only restrict the numerator to births of a given order, but also restrict the denominator to the women of the parity (611-6) at risk (134-2), e.g., second order births to one-parity women. Such rates are usually age-specific or duration-specific. In parity-specific birth probabilities 3, the numerator consists of the number of births of order x + 1 occurring during a period, and the denominator consists of the number of women of parity x at the beginning of the same period. More...