Reid Rottach and Greg Erkens "Modeling Variances to Determine Sample Allocation for the Current Population Survey "
The Current Population Survey employs a two-stage rotating panel design, with each months sample being made up of eight replicate second-stage samples. Panel correlations for state and national unemployment estimates are modeled, allowing us to make predictions for sample allocation which account for proposed changes in the sample design and changes in the underlying population. We use the panel correlations to estimate variance components. Calibration and composite estimators are considered.
Last Modified Date: April 15, 2013