, 15:1

Mixed model prediction and small area estimation


DOI: 10.1007/BF02595419

Cite this article as:
Jiang, J. & Lahiri, P. TEST (2006) 15: 1. doi:10.1007/BF02595419


Over the last three decades, mixed models have been frequently used in a wide range of small area applications. Such models offer great flexibilities in combining information from various sources, and thus are well suited for solving most small area estimation problems. The present article reviews major research developments in the classical inferential approach for linear and generalized linear mixed models that are relevant to different issues concerning small area estimation and related problems.

Key Words

Benchmarkingborrowing strengthdesign-consistencymean squared errorsempirical BayesEBLUPgeneralized linear mixed modelshigher order asymptoticsresampling methodssample surveysvariance components

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© Sociedad Española de Estadistica e Investigacion Operativa 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Joint Program in Survey MethodologyUniversity of MarylandUSA