Reconstructing the size of the African American population by age and sex, 1930–1990

@article{Preston1998ReconstructingTS,
  title={Reconstructing the size of the African American population by age and sex, 1930–1990},
  author={Samuel H. Preston and Irma T. Elo and Andrew Foster and Haishan Fu},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1998},
  volume={35},
  pages={1-21}
}
We estimate the size of the African American population in five-year age groups at census dates from 1930 to 1990 using a three-part strategy. For cohorts born after 1935, we follow the U.S. Census Bureau in using classical demographic analysis. To estimate the size of cohorts born before 1895, we use extinct-generation estimates. For remaining cohorts, we implement an age/period/cohort model of census counts. All approaches are applied to a data set in which the age distribution of deaths has… CONTINUE READING
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