birth cohort

See cohort.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • cohort analysis — ▪ demography       method used in studies to describe an aggregate of individuals having in common a significant event in their life histories, such as year of birth (birth cohort) or year of marriage (marriage cohort). The concept of cohort is… …   Universalium

  • Cohort (statistics) — For other senses of this word, see cohort (disambiguation). In statistics and demography, a cohort is a group of subjects who have shared a particular time together during a particular time span[1] (e.g., people born in Europe between 1918 and… …   Wikipedia

  • Cohort — A group of warriors or followers or, in a clinical trial, a group of study subjects or a group of patients. In Rome, a "cohors" was one of ten divisions making up a Roman legion. The term came via French into English and came to refer… …   Medical dictionary

  • cohort — noun 1) a Roman army cohort Syn: unit, force, corps, division, brigade, battalion, regiment, squadron, company, troop, contingent, legion, phalanx 2) the 1940 – 44 birth cohort of women Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Birth weight — is the weight of a baby at its birth. It has direct links with the gestational age at which the child was born and can be estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height. A baby born within the normal range of weight for that… …   Wikipedia

  • cohort — cohort, cohort analysis The term cohort originally referred to a Roman military unit, but it is now used to identify any group of people with a time specific common experience, such as graduating from school in the same year, or cohorts defined… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • cohort analysis — cohort, cohort analysis The term cohort originally referred to a Roman military unit, but it is now used to identify any group of people with a time specific common experience, such as graduating from school in the same year, or cohorts defined… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Cohort effect — The term cohort effect is used in social science to describe variations in the characteristics of an area of study (such as the incidence of a characteristic or the age at onset) over time among individuals who are defined by some shared temporal …   Wikipedia

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