ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
Cohort Fertility: A Case Study of a Philippine Community
by Amparo Mariano Abeleda, Master of Arts in Demography (1970)
This study utilized pregnancy histories of 1,232 married women interviewed during a fertility survey conducted in Imus, Cavite, in the early part of 1967. Information derived from the pregnancy histories was transformed into conventional fertility rates following a method described by Bogue. The fertility rates derived from this procedure ideally conform to age-specific birth rates based on complete birth registration.
Parity progression ratios and actual birth intervals in months are other fertility measures employed in this study to determine intercohort trend in birth timing. The trio of socio-economic indicators mentioned above was controlled in order to determine if it had any bearing on the observed course of fertility in recent years.