Multistate Life Table with Duration-Dependence: An Application to Hungarian Female Marital History

Belanger A (1989). Multistate Life Table with Duration-Dependence: An Application to Hungarian Female Marital History. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-89-028

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Abstract

Multistate life table methods have been recognized as an excellent tool in the analysis of many types of transitions. Yet demographers have never been completely satisfied with the Markovian assumption and have stressed the importance of population heterogeneity. In marital status analysis, for example, the time spent in the current status is thought to be of first importance in determining transitions, but computational problems linked to the introduction of duration prevented any estimation of the bias in life table calculations arising from its omission. Building on recent developments in multistate demography, and using data from the 1984 Hungarian microcensus, this paper analyzes the impact that the introduction of duration-specific transitions has on the results of a multistate life table analysis of marital dissolution. The results show that the inclusion of duration has its greatest impact on the distribution of the stationary population between ages 25 and 35.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:59
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 06:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3316

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