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Analysing cross-sectional data with time-dependent covariates: the case of age at first birth in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-02-27 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:38:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:38:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8183
dc.description.abstract Analysing time-dependent independent variables requires the use of process-oriented statistical models. Yet social scientists, especially those in poor countries, have often had to use data collected at a single point in time, making their task difficult. Making several assumptions about the covariates, the present study uses survival analysis and other statistical techniques to analyse the 1996 South African population census data and examine the effects of selected independent variables on the timing of parenthood in the country. It was found that the onset of parenthood occurs late in South Africa compared with the pattern in most other African societies. While education plays a role in the postponement of parenthood within racial groups, it fails to explain the differences between African and coloured women on the one hand, and white and Asian women on the other had, a finding that suggests the existence of two regimes of family formation in the South African society. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RESEARCH METHODOLOGY en
dc.subject PARENTHOOD en
dc.title Analysing cross-sectional data with time-dependent covariates: the case of age at first birth in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber SFARLA en
dc.Volume 35 en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth and Family Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Biosocial Science en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2427 en
dc.PageNumber 353-367 en
dc.outputnumber 914 en
dc.bibliographictitle Amoateng, A.Y., Kalule-Sabiti, I. & Ditlopo, P. (2003) Analysing cross-sectional data with time-dependent covariates: the case of age at first birth in South Africa. <i>Journal of Biosocial Science</i>. 35:353-367. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Amoateng, A.Y. en
dc.contributor.author2 Kalule-Sabiti, I. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ditlopo, P. en


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