Efficient survey sampling of households via Gaussian quadrature

Channing Arndt, Julia Kozlitina, Paul V. Preckel

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Abstract

The collection of data through surveys is a costly and time-consuming process, particularly when complex economic data are involved.The paper presents an efficient approach, based on Gaussian quadrature, to survey sampling when some information is available about the target population. Using household data from Mozambique, we demonstrate that Gaussian quadrature subsamples, based on relatively easy to observe household characteristics such as size and educational attainment of members, generate better estimates of the moments of household expenditure than random samples of equal size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

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Economic data
Household expenditure
Educational attainment

Keywords

  • Gaussian quadrature
  • Sampling
  • Survey methods

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  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics and Probability

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Efficient survey sampling of households via Gaussian quadrature. / Arndt, Channing; Kozlitina, Julia; Preckel, Paul V.

In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics, Vol. 55, No. 3, 05.2006, p. 355-364.

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