Patterns of life events derived from demographic rates and social norms

Janasamkhya. 1983 Jun;1(1):51-60.


"A simulation programme is described which constructs whole life courses from sequences of birth, entering into and dissolution of marriage, fertility and death. Data are derived from probabilities of these events based on demographic rates and social rules (the SOCSIM programme); descriptions of lives are obtained from a post-processor. The simulation is applied to two contrasting populations [the United States and Madagascar] to show the relative influence of vital rates and divorce rules on lives in a high mortality-high fertility and low mortality-low fertility population."

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Africa, Eastern
  • Africa, Northern
  • Americas
  • Behavior
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Divorce*
  • Family Characteristics
  • Family*
  • Fertility*
  • Madagascar
  • Marriage*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Mortality*
  • North America
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Research
  • Social Behavior*
  • United States
  • Vital Statistics*