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title Optimal Marriage Fitting for Imperfect Statistics
Authors Noël Bonneuil and Elena Fursa
Source Journal Optimisation Theory and Applications (2012) 153:532–545
Year 2012
Type Journal
Type of publication Other

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Abstract The reconstruction of the marriage market from imperfect records is solved
by the minimization of a distance to the observations under civil status-specific
McKendrick dynamics. To do this, the completion each year of the distribution of
ages of bride and groom is also obtained by minimization under the constraints of
recorded table margins, avoiding the recourse to ad hoc stylized functions. An empirical
case study is presented using data from an administrative subdivision in southern
Russia for the period 1867–1916.
Created Tuesday 11 December, 2012 11:57:10


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