Model Fertility Tables: Variations in the Age Structure of Childbearing in Human Populations

  • David P. Smith
  • Nathan Keyfitz
Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)


The basic assumption upon which the model schedules are calculated is that fertility conforms to the structure by age created by multiplying together two model subschedules: a sequence of model proportions ever married at each age and a model schedule of marital fertility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Smith
    • 1
  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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