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Fitting the Coale-Trussell model by maximum quasi-likelihood


  • German Rodriguez
  • Dimiter Philipov


We describe a method for fitting the Coale-Trussell model to fertility rates or to counts of births and exposure by single years of age. The procedure maximizes a quasi-likelihood function and can easily be implemented using standard software. An extension to handle covariates is discussed.

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  • German Rodriguez & Dimiter Philipov, 1997. "Fitting the Coale-Trussell model by maximum quasi-likelihood," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(4), pages 307-317.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:6:y:1997:i:4:p:307-317
    DOI: 10.1080/08898489709525439

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