Re-weighting South African national Household survey data to create a consistent series over time: A cross entropy estimation approach

dc.creatorBranson, Nicola
dc.creatorWittenberg, Martin
dc.date2012-12-03T12:07:15Z
dc.date2012-12-03T12:07:15Z
dc.date2011-02
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:05:07Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:05:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionIn the absence of established longitudinal panel surveys in South African, national cross-sectional household survey data are frequently used to analyse change. When these data are stacked side-byside, however, inconsistencies both in time trends and between household and person level data are found. This study uses a new set of weights calibrated to the ASSA 2003 model totals using a cross entropy estimation approach. This approach is favoured because the calculated weights are similar to the initial sample weights (and hence retain the survey design benefits) but match to a series of age-sex-race and province marginal totals that are consistent over time. The weights are publicly available for a fourteen year period between 1994 and 2007. This is a SALDRU/DataFirst Working Paper
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/63
dc.identifier.ris TY - Report DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Cross-sectional data KW - Household survey data KW - Cross entropy estimation KW - Weights LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Re-weighting South African national Household survey data to create a consistent series over time: A cross entropy estimation approach TI - Re-weighting South African national Household survey data to create a consistent series over time: A cross entropy estimation approach UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/63 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/63
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSouthern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectCross-sectional data
dc.subjectHousehold survey data
dc.subjectCross entropy estimation
dc.subjectWeights
dc.titleRe-weighting South African national Household survey data to create a consistent series over time: A cross entropy estimation approach
dc.typeReport
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceSALDRU Reporten_ZA
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