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Re: Total Fertility Rates for India [message #22874 is a reply to message #22868] Thu, 27 May 2021 08:54 Go to previous message
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You should use the endy option. It allows indicating the last calendar year used for the computation of the rates.

If you want to compute the TFR for the year 2011 only, use:

tfr2, endy(2011) len(1)

You can also compute it for a 3-year period (from 2010 to 2012) in this way.

tfr2, endy(2012) len(3)

Or on a 5-year period

tfr2, endy(2013) len(5)

These rates will all be centered on mid 2011. The results will not vary much across methods (around 2.3), except for the 45-49 age group.

Best regards,

Bruno Schoumaker

Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
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