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On asymptotically design-unbiased estimators of a finite population mean

Abstract

SUMMARY: Certain regression-type estimators of a finite population mean are examined for their asymptotic design properties. A sufficient condition that implies the design-consistency or asymptotic design-unbiasedness is discussed for a general regression estimator. The leading term of its asymptotic bias is explicitly derived when this condition holds as well as when it does not hold. © 1991 Biometrika Trust.

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Biometrika

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