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Choices of alpha value in regression composite estimation for the Canadian Labour Force Survey: CS11-619/2002-5E-PDF

impacts and evaluation /

"The Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a continuous monthly survey with a complex rotating panel design where there is a 5/6 sample overlap between any two consecutive months. After extensive studies, including the investigation of a number of alternative methods for exploiting the sample overlap to improve the quality of estimates, the LFS has chosen and implemented a regression composite estimation method. Currently, a compromise linear estimator between level and monthly change driven estimates with the a value of 2/3 is implemented. This study is to evaluate a broad range of a values on many different LFS characteristics and its impacts on the final survey weights"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title Choices of alpha value in regression composite estimation for the Canadian Labour Force Survey
Subtitle impacts and evaluation /
Series Title Working paper ;
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Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "HSMD-2002-005E." "November 2002."
Date 2002.
Number of Pages 30, [6] p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-619/2002-5E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-619E no. 2002-05
Subject Terms Methodology, Statistical analysis, Surveys