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Re: Using tfr2 to Calculate age specific marital fertility rate [message #27277 is a reply to message #27271] Wed, 12 July 2023 07:46 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hello,

Thank you for your message.

By default, tfr2 uses awfactt to compute ASFRs. However, if you want to compute marital fertility rates, awfactt should not be used.

You can simply create a new all-women factor variable that is constant and equal to 100 (as in surveys with all women), and can compute marital fertility rates among ever married women in the following way.

gene awfac_cons=100
tfr2, entry(v509) awf(awfac_cons)


the DHS report you mention refers to duration-specific marital fertility rates. Unfortunately, the Stata command tfr2 does not allow computing fertility rates by duration of mariage. I could think of including it in a revised version (but probably not very soon).


I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Bruno




Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
 
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