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Calibrated Weighting for Small Area Estimation

Chambers, R. L. (2005) Calibrated Weighting for Small Area Estimation , Southampton, UK Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute 26pp. (S3RI Methodology Working Papers, M05/04).

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Calibrated weighting methods for estimation of survey population characteristics are widely used. At the same time, model-based prediction methods for estimation of small area or domain characteristics are becoming increasingly popular. This paper explores weighting methods based on the mixed models that underpin small area estimates to see whether they can deliver equivalent small area estimation performance when compared with standard prediction methods and superior population level estimation performance when compared with standard calibrated weighting methods. A simple MSE estimator for weighted small area estimation is also developed.

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Published date: 25 January 2005


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Date deposited: 26 Jan 2005
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