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Note on the Use of Statistics of Total Fertility to Provide Estimates of Crude Birth Rates

C. J. Martin
Population Studies
Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul., 1954), pp. 88-91
DOI: 10.2307/2172565
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2172565
Page Count: 4
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Note on the Use of Statistics of Total Fertility to Provide Estimates of Crude Birth Rates
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Abstract

It is shown that estimates of the total fertility by age of mother can be used to give good rough approximations to birth rates in under-developed countries and that this method is likely to be more accurate than the collection of historical data relating to particular calendar periods.

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