A unit-error theory for register-based household statistics

Zhang, Li-Chun (2011) A unit-error theory for register-based household statistics. Journal of Official Statistics, 27, (3), 415-432.


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The next round of censuses will be completely register-based in all the Nordic countries. Household is a key statistical unit in this context, which however does not exist as such in the administrative registers available, and needs to be created by the statistical agency based on various information available in the statistical system. Errors in such register households are thus unavoidable, and will propagate to various induced household statistics. In this article I outline a unit-error theory which provides a framework for evaluating the statistical accuracy of these register-based household statistics, and illustrate its use based on the Norwegian register household data.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0282-423X (print)
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Keywords: register statistics, statistical accuracy, unit errors, prediction inference
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 345158
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 17:11
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345158

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