Adult Mortality From Sibling Survival Data: A Reappraisal of Selection Biases

  title={Adult Mortality From Sibling Survival Data: A Reappraisal of Selection Biases},
  author={Bruno Masquelier},
Because of incomplete registration of deaths in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, data on the survival of close relatives constitute the cornerstone of estimates of adult mortality. Since 1990, sibling histories have been widely collected in Demographic and Health Surveys and are increasingly being relied upon to estimate both general and maternal mortality. Until recently, the use of sibling histories was thought to lead to underestimates of mortality, but a more optimistic view in the… CONTINUE READING


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