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Person-level and household-level regression estimation in household surveys

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Abstract


  • A common class of survey designs involves selecting all people within selected households. Generalized regression

    estimators can be calculated at either the person or household level. Implementing the estimator at the household level has the convenience of equal estimation weights for people within households. In this article the two approaches are compared theoretically and empirically for the case of simple random sampling of households and selection of all persons in each selected household. We find that the household level approach is theoretically more efficient in large samples and any empirical inefficiency in small samples is limited.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Steel, D. G. & Clark, R. Graham. (2007). Person-level and household-level regression estimation in household surveys. Survey Methodology, 33 (1), 51-60.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2582&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1562

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 60

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=12-001-XIE

Abstract


  • A common class of survey designs involves selecting all people within selected households. Generalized regression

    estimators can be calculated at either the person or household level. Implementing the estimator at the household level has the convenience of equal estimation weights for people within households. In this article the two approaches are compared theoretically and empirically for the case of simple random sampling of households and selection of all persons in each selected household. We find that the household level approach is theoretically more efficient in large samples and any empirical inefficiency in small samples is limited.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Steel, D. G. & Clark, R. Graham. (2007). Person-level and household-level regression estimation in household surveys. Survey Methodology, 33 (1), 51-60.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2582&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1562

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 51

End Page


  • 60

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=12-001-XIE