Data and Methods

  • Li Zhang
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 27)


This chapter introduces data and methods that will be used throughout the study. The chapter provides a list of newly available male fertility datasets, including those to be analyzed in this book. It also discusses the strengths and limitations of those data sources. Moreover, the chapter addresses the issue of data quality in male fertility reports and evaluates the quality of data to be examined in this book. As far as methodology, the Poisson regression models and Stata survey commands are introduced to enlighten the reader the methodological and statistical issues that are associated with this research. The discussion of data and methods also allows future research to replicate and extend findings of this current analysis.


Male Fertility Current Population Survey Female Fertility World Fertility Survey Female Fertility Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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