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Re: Calculating fertility rates [message #28836 is a reply to message #28830] Mon, 18 March 2024 05:20 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
schoumaker is currently offline  schoumaker
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Hello,
Which files did you use ? Did you use individual recode data files ? Did you just append them, and ran tfr ? Or did you do something else ?

In general, I would not recommand using tfr2 on a multicountry file. If you send me more information, I can look at it.

In any case, you would have to be careful about

- the use of the correct files (IR)
- the dates of the surveys which will differ - and would need to be taken care of.
- the weights, especially if you want to account for different population sizes.
- possibly the use of all-women factors, which may be necessary in some surveys and not in others.

Best regards,

Bruno Schoumaker




Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
 
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