Improving small area estimation by combining surveys: new perspectives in regional statistics.
PublisherInstitut d'Estadística de Catalunya
Rights accessOpen Access
A national survey designed for estimating a specific population quantity is sometimes used for estimation of this quantity also for a small area, such as a province. Budget constraints do not allow a greater sample size for the small area, and so other means of improving estimation have to be devised. We investigate such methods and assess them by a Monte Carlo study. We explore how a complementary survey can be exploited in small area estimation. We use the context of the Spanish Labour Force Survey (EPA) and the Barometer in Spain for our study.
CitationCosta, Àlex; Satorra, Albert; Ventura, Eva. "Improving small area estimation by combining surveys: new perspectives in regional statistics". SORT, 2006, Vol. 30, núm. 1