We use small area Bayesian statistics to develop a model for age-specific fertility rates. The model is then used to estimate age-specific fertility rates and total fertility rates at the regional NUTS III area level for Portugal. The paper makes important contributions to small area Bayesian statistics in a spatial domain focusing on estimation of fertility rates. The estimates obtained are useful for demographic policy in Portugal.
|Title of host publication||Current Trends in Bayesian Methodology with Applications|
|Editors||Satyanshu K Upadhyay, Umesh Singh, Dipak K Dey, A Loganathan|
|Publication status||Published - 7 May 2015|
Castro, E., Zhang, Z., Bhattacharjee, A., Martins, J. M., & Maiti, T. (2015). Regional fertility data analysis: A small area Bayesian approach. In S. K. Upadhyay, U. Singh, D. K. Dey, & A. Loganathan (Eds.), Current Trends in Bayesian Methodology with Applications (pp. 203-224). CRC Press.