Finite population small area interval estimation
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Original versionJournal of Official Statistics, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2007), pp. 223-237
Small area intervall estimation is considered for a finite population, where the small area parameters are treated as fixed constants. Design based direct estimation yealds intervals that are too long to be useful. Model based approaches are considered. The design based area-specific coverages are uncontrollable. We propose to use population-specific simultaneous coverage as the basis for evaluation the small area confidence intervals. Wage survey and census household data are used for illustration.
With permission from Statistics Sweden. The original publication is available at http://www.jos.nu/Contents/jos_online.asp Artikkelen er også utgitt i Statistisk sentralbyrås serie Særtrykk/Reprints nr 318.