Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Authors

Xiaomin Ruan

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-1-2008

Sponsorship

University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research; U.S. Census Burea

Publisher

University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Abstract

A presentation on statistical methods for estimating persons per household (PPH) in New Mexico. The author presents a brief overview of PPH concepts, the effects of the PPH variable in population estimation, components that affect PPH, and selection and validation of a model for estimating PPH. He outlines his methodology: regression methods; stepwise selection, using SAS; Bayesian probability testing with WinBUGS; and validation of the model. Illustrated with charts and tables.

Comments

PowerPoint slides of a workshop presented at the 2008 UNM-BBER Data Users Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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