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Title: Estimation of population totals from imperfect census, survey and administrative records
Author: Baffour-Awuah, Bernard
ISNI:       0000 0004 2678 0316
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2009
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The theoretical framework of estimating the population totals from the Census, Survey and an Administrative Records List is based on capture-recapture methodology which has traditionally been employed for the measurement of abundance of biological populations. Under this framework, in order to estimate the unknown population total, N, an initial set of individuals is captured. Further subsequent captures are taken at later periods. The possible capture histories can be represented by the cells of a 2r contingency table, where r is the number of captures. This contingency table will have one cell missing, corresponding to the population missed in all r captures. If this cell count can be estimated, adding this to the sum of the observed cells will yield the population size of interest. There are a number of models that may be specied based on the incomplete 2r
Supervisor: Smith, Peter ; Brown, J. J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: HA Statistics