Small Area Estimation

Small Area Estimation

Author(s): J. N. K. Rao

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471413745

Online ISBN: 9780471722182

DOI: 10.1002/0471722189

About this Book

An accessible introduction to indirect estimation methods, both traditional and model-based. Readers will also find the latest methods for measuring the variability of the estimates as well as the techniques for model validation.

  • Uses a basic area-level linear model to illustrate the methods
  • Presents the various extensions including binary response data through generalized linear models and time series data through linear models that combine cross-sectional and time series features
  • Provides recent applications of SAE including several in U.S. Federal programs
  • Offers a comprehensive discussion of the design issues that impact SAE

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