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Basic Principles of Cohort Analysis

  • Guillaume J. Wunsch
  • Marc G. Termote

Abstract

Consider a demographic process (natality or mortality, for example) relating to a group of N persons having experienced a particular event, hereafter called event-origin, during the same period of time, for example, during the same calendar year. This group of persons having experienced a particular event-origin (e.g., birth or marriage) during the same period will be called a cohort For example, when birth is the event-origin considered, the related cohort will be specified by the name birth-cohortw1 ; birth-cohort 1936 will thus refer to all persons born during the year 1936 in the area considered (e.g., in the USA).

Keywords

Pure State Birth Order Reduced Event Cohort Analysis Exposure Rate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume J. Wunsch
    • 1
  • Marc G. Termote
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Louvain (U.C.L.)Louvain-La-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.University of QuebecMontrealCanada

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