Rejoinder to Szreter

Authors:
Geoffrey Barnes, Timothy W. Guinnane
Published Online:
27 Sep 2016
DOI:
10.1111/ehr.12341
Pages:
1004–1009
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 70 Issue 3

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Simon Szreter's recent article replies to an earlier article we published in this journal, showing that central statistical results in his book Fertility, class and gender are seriously flawed. Szreter's reply asserts that a revised classification scheme and the use of weights provide results that support his original arguments. In this rejoinder we demonstrate that the revised scheme makes little difference. Our article did in fact use weights, and the use of weights with the revised scheme makes little difference. We argue that the weights used by Szreter are inappropriate in any case.

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