A Two‐level GREG Estimator for Consistent Estimation in Household Surveys

Anne Konrad, Jan Pablo Burgard, Ralf Münnich
2021 International Statistical Review  
Household surveys provide information on both person-level and household-level characteristics. To ensure consistent estimates between both levels, statistical offices often use integrated weights that are equal for all persons within a household and the household itself. However, these integrated weights ignore the individual patterns of the persons, and the heterogeneity within a household is no longer reflected. As an alternative to integrated weighting, we propose a two-level generalised
more » ... ression estimator that is capable of both ensuring consistent person and household estimates and allowing for different weights for persons within a household. A Monte Carlo simulation supports the superiority of our two-level generalised regression estimator compared with integrated weighting.
doi:10.1111/insr.12460 fatcat:rsmv6jslcvahfn4pzp3mbovybe