Order-Specific Fertility Rates for Germany
Estimates from Perinatal Statistics for the Period 2001-2008

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Michaela Kreyenfeld; Rembrandt Scholz; Frederik Peters; Ines Wlosnewski;
  • Publisher: Federal Institute for Population Research
  • Journal: Comparative Population Studies (issn: 1869-8980, eissn: 1869-8999)
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  • Subject: Birth order | Fertility | Germany | Eastern and Western Germany | Perinatal Statistics | Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology | HT101-395 | City population. Including children in cities, immigration | HT201-221 | Demography. Population. Vital events | HB848-3697

Until 2008, Germany’s vital statistics did not include information on the biological order of each birth. This resulted in a dearth of important demographic indicators, such as the mean age at first birth and the level of childlessness. Researchers have tried to fill th... View more
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