A structural model with latent variables used to analyse the links between modernization and fertility: the case of Brazil

S. Drovandi
In the paper, a specific version of the general model with latent variabIes (LISREL) has been applied to demographic data that result from Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Brazil in 1986. The interpretative scheme used in this work has been proposed by Easterlin e Crimmins (1985). Some theories concerning the identification of latent variable indicators, used to study the relation between modernization and fertility, will be discussed. The adaptation of model (LISREL) used to...