Applications of variance due to imputation in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours: CS11-617/01-9E-PDF

"Imputation is a well-known method for dealing with nonresponse in periodic business surveys conducted on a monthly basis. It is also well known that the ordinary variance formula underestimates the variance when imputation is used. As a direct result, the amount of variation due to imputation becomes a necessary calculation. This is especially important when estimates are required for arbitrary domains. Methods have been proposed for calculating the amount of variation due to imputation for arbitrary domains, for many different types of imputation, for a simple random sample without replacement. In this paper, we study the model-assisted approach for stratified simple random sampling when mean, trend and ratio imputation is used. The results obtained are applied to the Canadian Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours to better estimate the total variance, and to help determine whether there may be breaks between two redesign phases of the survey"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title Applications of variance due to imputation in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours
Series Title Working paper ;
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Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "BSMD-2001-009E." "September 2001."
Date 2001.
Number of Pages 19 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-617/01-9E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-617 no. 01-09E
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology, Surveys