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dc.contributor.authorWheldon, M C
dc.contributor.authorRaftery, A E
dc.contributor.authorClark, S J
dc.contributor.authorGerland, P
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-10T21:09:52Z
dc.date.available2014-02-10T21:09:52Z
dc.date.copyright2013-12-19
dc.date.issued2014-02-11
dc.identifier.citationarXiv:1312.4594v2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/6711
dc.description.abstractThe original version of Bayesian reconstruction, a method for estimating age-specific fertility, mortality, migration and population counts of the recent past with uncertainty, produced estimates for female-only populations. Here we show how two-sex populations can be similarly reconstructed and probabilistic estimates of various sex ratio quantities obtained. We demonstrate the method by reconstructing the populations of India from 1971 to 2001, Thailand from 1960 to 2000, and Laos from 1985 to 2005. We found evidence that in India, sex ratio at birth exceeded its conventional upper limit of 1.06, and, further, increased over the period of study, with posterior probability above 0.9. In addition, almost uniquely, we found evidence that life expectancy at birth was lower for females than for males in India (posterior probability for 1971--1976 0.79), although there was strong evidence for a narrowing of the gap through to 2001. In both Thailand and Laos, we found strong evidence for the more usual result that life expectancy at birth was greater for females and, in Thailand, that the difference increased over the period of study.
dc.publisherarXiv
dc.relation.urihttp://arxiv.org/abs/1312.4594
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dc.subjectBayesian hierarchical model
dc.subjectTwo-sex model
dc.subjectPopulation projection
dc.subjectVital Rates
dc.subjectSex ratio at birth
dc.subjectSex ratio of mortality
dc.titleBayesian Reconstruction of Two-sex Populations by Age: Estimating Sex Ratios at Birth and Sex Ratios of Mortality
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
aut.publication.placewww.arXiv.org
pubs.elements-id159723


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