Dual system estimation and the 2001 Census coverage surveys of the U.K.

Brown, J., Buckner, L., Chambers, Ray and Diamond, Ian (1999) Dual system estimation and the 2001 Census coverage surveys of the U.K. In, Symposium 99 - Combining Data from Different Sources: Proceedings. Symposium 99 - Combining Data from Different Sources Ottawa, Canada, Statistics Canada. (Statistics Canada International Symposium Series - Proceedings).


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The application of dual system estimation (DSE) to matched Census / Post Enumeration Survey (PES) data in order to measure net undercount is well understood (Hogan, 1993). However, this approach has so far not been used to measure net undercount in the UK. The 2001 PES in the UK will use this methodology. This paper presents the general approach to design and estimation for this PES (the 2001 Census Coverage Survey). The estimation combines DSE with standard ratio and regression estimation. A simulation study using census data from the 1991 Census of England and Wales demonstrates that the ratio model is in general more robust than the regression model.

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Keywords: census of population, enumeration areas, estimation methods, models, population estimates, ratios, regression analysis, statistical matching, survey design, surveys, undercoverage (statistics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34160
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
May 1999Published
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:01
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34160

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