Death by Survey: Estimating Adult Mortality without Selection Bias from Sibling Survival Data

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Death by Survey: Estimating Adult Mortality without Selection Bias from Sibling Survival Data

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dc.contributor.author Gakidou, Emmanuela
dc.contributor.author King, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-14T17:08:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Gakidou, Emmanuela, and Gary King. 2006. Death by survey: Estimating adult mortality without selection bias from sibling survival data. Demography 43(3): 569-585. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0070-3370 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4214912
dc.description.abstract The widely used methods for estimating adult mortality rates from sample survey responses aboutthe survival of siblings, parents, spouses, and others depend crucially on an assumption that, as we demonstrate, does not hold in real data. We show that when this assumption is violated so that the mortality rate varies with sibship size, mortality estimates can be massively biased. By using insights from work on the statistical analysis of selection bias, survey weighting, and extrapolation problems, we propose a new and relatively simple method of recovering the mortality rate with both greatly reduced potential for bias and increased clarity about the source of necessary assumptions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Population Association of America en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1353/dem.2006.0024 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Death by Survey: Estimating Adult Mortality without Selection Bias from Sibling Survival Data en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Demography -Chicago then Washington then Silver Spring- en_US
dash.depositing.author King, Gary
dc.date.available 2010-06-14T17:08:57Z

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