Mean-Squared Errors of Small-Area Estimators under a Unit-Level Multivariate Model Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2009

start page

  • 553

end page

  • 569

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 43

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0233-1888

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1029-4910

abstract

  • This work deals with estimating the vector of means of characteristics of small areas. In this context, a unit level multivariate model with correlated sampling errors is considered. An approximation is obtained for the mean squared and cross product errors of the empirical best linear unbiased predictors of the means. This approach has been implemented on a Monte Carlo study using economic data observed for a sample of Australian farms.