Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute


Generational differences in parity progression in Australia: the role of sex composition in children

This paper investigates generational differences in Australian parents' desire for both a son and a daughter. The authors test the proposition that sex composition of existing children is an important factor in parental fertility decisions in low fertility societies, by comparing generations with different fertility...

Lee-Carter mortality forecasting: a multi-country comparison of variants and extensions

Heather Booth, Rob J. Hyndman, Leonie Tickle and Piet de Jong compare the short- to medium- term accuracy of five variants or extensions of the Lee-Carter method for mortality forecasting.

Demographic forecasting: 1980 to 2005 in review

Heather Booth reviews the performances of alternative approaches to demographic and population forecasting over the past 25 years.

Spatial mobility among Indigenous Australians: patterns and determinants

Using recent census data, Yohannes Kinfu finds that compared to the general population, Indigenous Australians are highly mobile and largely engaged in short rather than long distance migration.

Psychosocial aspects of teenage pregnancy resolution

Analysing a survey of 1324 young women, Ann Evans examines the factors that influence a decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.