Corrado Gini, a pioneer in balanced sampling and inequality theory
Résumé This paper attempts to make the link between two of Corrado Gini’s contributions to statistics: the famous inequality measure that bears his name and his work in the early days of balanced sampling. Some important notions of the history of sampling such as representativeness, randomness, and purposive selection are clarified before balanced sampling is introduced. The Gini index is described, as well as its estimation and variance estimation in the sampling framework. Finally, theoretical grounds and some simulations on real data show how some well used auxiliary information and balanced sampling can enhance the accuracy of the estimation of the Gini index.
Mots-clés balanced sampling, Gini, inequality, linearization, purposive selection,
Citation Langel, M., & Tillé, Y. (2011). Corrado Gini, a pioneer in balanced sampling and inequality theory. Metron, 69(1), 45-65.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 14-3-2011
Nom du périodique Metron
Volume 69
Numéro 1
Pages 45-65
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03263549