Estimation of population totals from imperfect census, survey and administrative records

Baffour-Awuah, Bernard (2009) Estimation of population totals from imperfect census, survey and administrative records. University of Southampton, School of Social Sciences, Doctoral Thesis , 198pp.


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The theoretical framework of estimating the population totals from the Census, Survey
and an Administrative Records List is based on capture-recapture methodology which has
traditionally been employed for the measurement of abundance of biological populations.
Under this framework, in order to estimate the unknown population total, N, an initial
set of individuals is captured. Further subsequent captures are taken at later periods. The
possible capture histories can be represented by the cells of a 2r contingency table, where r
is the number of captures. This contingency table will have one cell missing, corresponding
to the population missed in all r captures. If this cell count can be estimated, adding this to
the sum of the observed cells will yield the population size of interest. There are a number
of models that may be specied based on the incomplete (2r

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 72367
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 2009Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:04

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