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On solutions of the cohort parity analysis model


  • Nicholas Barkalov


The cohort parity analysis (CPA) model of David et al. (1988) is studied formally as a three-state parity-progression table. The general solution is found in a form of convex combination of a finite set of solutions which are described explicitly. A parameterization is suggested for a broad subset of solutions which includes two extreme solutions studied in the original publication and maintains the dimension of the entire set. The CPA solution is also treated as a random variate distributed uniformly on the set of all possible solutions. An algorithm is given for computing the marginal distributions without Monte Carlo simulation.

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  • Nicholas Barkalov, 1998. "On solutions of the cohort parity analysis model," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(1), pages 79-107.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:7:y:1998:i:1:p:79-107 DOI: 10.1080/08898489809525447

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