Analysis of Fertility Pattern Through Mathematical Curves

Brijesh P. Singh
2015 American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics  
The age-specific fertility curves normalized by total fertility can be considered as the density of the age at childbearing distribution. Generally the shape of age specific fertility rate changes from convex to concave after it reaches its maximum value. Proportion bearing children before age 35 may be interpreted as tempo of fertility and rest may be interpreted as excess fertility, which is risky for mother as well as child both. Thus, the purpose of this study is to observe the pattern of
more » ... ve the pattern of fertility over time and space keeping the above idea into consideration. To experience the modest change in fertility, the estimated total fertility rate, are computed for the data through simple mathematical model. For this purpose the secondary data on age-specific fertility rate and its forward and backward cumulative distributions have been considered. Also the validity of proposed models has been checked through appropriate technique.
doi:10.11648/j.ajtas.20150402.14 fatcat:yjy6qmxaxvfvtgbczfqumnf2d4