vardpoor: Variance estimation for sample surveys by the ultimate cluster method

Generation of domain variables, linearisation of several nonlinear population statistics (the ratio of two totals, weighted income percentile, at-risk-of-poverty rate, at-risk-of-poverty threshold, Gini coefficient, gender pay gap, median income below at-risk-of-poverty gap, income quintile share ratio, relative median at-risk-of-poverty gap), computation of regression residuals in case of weight calibration, variance estimation of sample surveys by the ultimate cluster method (Hansen, Hurwitz and Madow, 1953), variance estimation for longitudinal, crossectional measures and measures of change for single and multistage stage cluster sampling designs (Berger, Y.G.). Several other precision measures are derived - standard error, the coefficient of variation, the margin of error, confidence interval, design effect.

Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0), data.table (≥ 1.9.2), laeken
Imports: reshape2, foreach, lpSolve, plyr, gdata, MASS
Published: 2014-08-26
Author: Juris Breidaks [aut, cre], Martins Liberts [aut]
Maintainer: Juris Breidaks <Juris.Breidaks at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: vardpoor citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: OfficialStatistics
CRAN checks: vardpoor results


Reference manual: vardpoor.pdf
Package source: vardpoor_0.2.0.12.tar.gz
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Old sources: vardpoor archive