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Demography

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 457–472 | Cite as

The relationship of the crude birth rate and its components to social and economic development

  • Avery M. Guest
Articles

Abstract

Using well-known techniques of regression analysis, we decompose the crude birth rate into six analytical components, indicating illegitimacy, the marriage rate, legitimate fertility, and sex and age composition. All the components except sex structure are important in determining differences in crude birth rates across countries of the world. The model is elaborated by showing how economic development affects the crude birth rate through its basic demographic components.

Keywords

Agricultural Development Demographic Transition Marital Fertility Crude Birth Rate Asian Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avery M. Guest
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattle

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