WhipplesIndex {fmsb}R Documentation

Whipple's Index

Description

Whipple's Index for age-heaping

Usage

 WhipplesIndex(X)

Arguments

X

The integer vector to give age-specific population from age 0 to more than 63 for each age.

Value

WI

The Whipple's Index.

JUDGE

Based on Whipple's Index, accuracy of age-reporting is judged.

Author(s)

Minato Nakazawa minato-nakazawa@umin.net http://minato.sip21c.org/

References

Preston SH, Heuveline P, Guillot M (2001) Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

Newell C (1988) Methods and Models in Demography. The Guilford Press, New York.

Rowland DT (2003) Demographic methods and concepts. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford.

Examples

 WhipplesIndex(Jpop$M2000)

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