The Analysis Of Natality

  • Guillaume J. Wunsch
  • Marc G. Termote


The term natality is used in this chapter in the general context of the contribution of births to population change, i.e., one of the three phenomena (the other two being mortality and migration) inducing population change in time and space. The term fertility 1 will be restricted, on the other hand, to the intensity and tempo of births actually observed in a female and/or male population subjected to the “risk” of childbearing.


Birth Order Birth Interval General Fertility Fertility Schedule Marriage Duration 
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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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