Small area estimation: its evolution in five decades

Malay Ghosh
2020 Statistics in Transition New Series  
The paper is an attempt to trace some of the early developments of small area estimation. The basic papers such as the ones by Fay and Herriott (1979) and Battese, Harter and Fuller (1988) and their follow-ups are discussed in some details. Some of the current topics are also discussed.
doi:10.21307/stattrans-2020-022 doaj:5f984fa7c1244992ae44e0e4731f8761 fatcat:s47xurgq3jgfpi6xxqmreivcau