## Using Skew-Logistic Probability Density Function as a Model for Age-Specific Fertility Rate Pattern

- Sahar Asili, Sadegh Rezaei, Lotfollah Najjar
- BioMed research international
- 2014

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@inproceedings{Mazzuco2011FittingAF, title={Fitting age-specific fertility rates by a skew-symmetric probability density function}, author={Stefano Mazzuco}, year={2011} }

- Published 2011

Mixture probability density functions had recently been proposed to describe some fertility patterns characterized by a bi-modal shape. These mixture probability density functions appear to be adequate when the fertility pattern is actually bi-modal but less useful when the shape of age-specific fertility rates is unimodal. A further model is proposed based on skew-symmetric probability density functions. This model is both more parsimonious than mixture distributions and more flexible, showing… CONTINUE READING