Completeness of birth registration in Brazil: an overview of methods and data sources

Lima, Everton E. C. and Queiroz, Bernardo Lanza and Zeman, Krystof (2018) Completeness of birth registration in Brazil: an overview of methods and data sources. Genus, 74 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2035-5556

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We provide an analysis of the main sources of data used to estimate fertility schedules in developing countries, giving special attention to Brazil. In addition to the brief history of various data sources, we present several indirect demographic methods, commonly used to estimate fertility and assess the quality of data. From the methods used, the Synthetic Relational Gompertz model gives the most robust estimates of fertility, independent of the data source considered. We conclude that different demographic data sources and methods generate differing estimates of fertility and that the country should invest in quality of birth statistics.

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Additional Information: Lima's contribution was funded by the JESH - Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities under a grant provided by the Austrian Academy of Science. Querioz's contribution was funded by Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa (CNPq) - Bolsa de Produtividade em Pesquisa. Zeman's contribution was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement no. 284238.
Keywords: Fertility, Vital registration system, Population censuses, Indirect demographic methods, Brazil
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 09:03
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 11:10
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