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Journal of Official Statistics, Vol.16, No.1, 2000. pp. 1529

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A Procedure for Stratification by an Extended Ekman Rule

Abstract:
This article deals with the Ekman rule, which is a well-known method for univariate stratification that approximately minimises the variance of the ordinary expansion estimator. An efficient numerical algorith for the Ekman rule is presented.

Keywords:
Optimal stratification; Dalenius-Hodges rule; skewed population; business surveys.

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