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Document Type
Working Papers
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Infant and Child Mortality
Albert M. Marckwardt and Shea Oscar Rutstein and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
June 1996
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Small PDF IconAccuracy of DHS-II Demographic Data: Gains and Losses in Comparison with Earlier Surveys (PDF, 1215K)
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the accuracy of two basic demographic measures, current fertility rates and current infant mortality rates, as measured in the second round of DHS surveys (DHS-II).