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Fertility and union dissolution in Brazil: an example of multi-process modelling using the Demographic and Health Survey calendar data

Leone, Tiziana and Hinde, Andrew (2007) Fertility and union dissolution in Brazil: an example of multi-process modelling using the Demographic and Health Survey calendar data. Demographic Research, 17 (7). pp. 157-180. ISSN 1435-9871

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Abstract

This study examines the union and conception histories of Brazilian women aged 15-49 using the 1996 Demographic and Health Survey’s calendar data. The aim of the paper is twofold: firstly to explore the use of union histories in the DHS calendar data, which have not yet been used for union dynamics studies and secondly to secondly to analyse the relationship between union instability and fertility in Brazil which has been long understudied. Using the example of Brazil it investigates the potential strengths and biases of this data source. In particular it analyses the impact of union dissolution on fertility in Brazil using multiprocess event history analysis techniques as developed by Lillard (1993). This type of methodology has been widely used for the analyses of developed countries data. However, it has not been explored for developing countries mainly due to the lack of data. The paper will demonstrate the positive effect of union instability on fertility.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol17/...
Additional Information: © 2007 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft This open-access work is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 2.0 Germany, which permits use, reproduction & distribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit. See http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 09:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/14701/

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