Short Papers

A Person-Period Approach to Analysing Birth Histories

Bruno Schoumaker  By the same author


The reconstitution of birth histories — or maternity histories — is a widely used approach for collecting data on fertility in developing countries. Since the 1970s with the World Fertility Survey (WFS), and even more so since the mid-1980s with the program of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), birth histories have become an indispensable source of data for studying fertility levels, trends, (…)