United Nations (1979). The methodology of measuring the impact of family planning programmes on fertility (United Nations publication, Sales no. E.78.XIII.8).
- Preface and table of contents (191 KB)
- Introduction (435 KB)
- Chapter I. Standardization approach (1901 KB)
- Chapter II. Standard couple-years of protection (912 KB)
- Chapter III. Component projection approach I: a computerized model (955 KB)
- Chapter IV. Component projection approach II: a model for desk calculators (1021 KB)
- Chapter V. Analysis of reproductive process (1226 KB)
- Chapter VI. Multivariate areal analysis (1136 KB)
- Chapter VII. Simulation (923 KB)
- Chapter VIII. Principles of experimental designs (1282 KB)
- Chapter IX. Overview (619 KB)
- Annexes (262 KB)
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The purpose of Manual IX and Addendum is to provide demographers and population specialists with methods to estimate family planning programme impacts and guidelines for their practical application. Although the publication was compiled two-three decades ago, most methods presented remain relevant. Some methods require limited data and apply simple techniques but they produce crude and not always reliable estimates. Other, more subtle and data-exacting methods yield more robust and nuanced information, but they are more complex and cannot be reduced to an unambiguous application of step-by-step approach. Most chapters include illustrations utilizing the actual statistics of particular countries. Some subjects developed in Manual IX have been presented in Methods of measuring the impact of family planning programmes on fertility: problems and issues.