Sae: An R Package for Small Area Estimation Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2015

start page

  • 81

end page

  • 98

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 7

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2073-4859

abstract

  • We describe the R package sae for small area estimation. This package can be used to obtain model-based estimates for small areas based on a variety of models at the area and unit levels, along with basic direct and indirect estimates. Mean squared errors are estimated by analytical approximations in simple models and applying bootstrap procedures in more complex models. We describe the package functions and show how to use them through examples.