Recall lapse in current vital data and in historical fertility data
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This study has been concerned mainly with the estimation arid elimination of the effects of recall lapse from data collected in retrospective demographic enquiries. However, the phenomenon of recall lags is an object of interest per se and deserves a study of its own that would cover a wide range of disciplines In this study, the social and psychological aspects of recall lapse have not been touched upon a considerable volume of work in experimental psychology has, however, been done, and the role of recall lapse in the general context of human behaviors patterns studied.