Université de Neuchâtel

Handling auxiliary variables in survey sampling and nonresponse

Vallée, Audrey-Anne ; Tillé, Yves (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

This manuscript is dedicated to the use of auxiliary information in survey sampling and nonresponse. We are interested in the integration of auxiliary variables in sampling methods and in the treatment of nonresponse to improve the efficiency and the precision of surveys. We also deal with the calculation of the precision of estimators. Indeed, variances rapidly become difficult to calculate when...

Université de Fribourg

The finite sample performance of inference methods for propensity score matching and weighting estimators

Bodory, Hugo ; Huber, Martin ; Camponovo, Lorenzo ; Lechner, Michael

(Working Papers SES ; 466)

This paper investigates the finite sample properties of a range of inference methods for propensity score-based matching and weighting estimators frequently applied to evaluate the average treatment effect on the treated. We analyse both asymptotic approximations and bootstrap methods for computing variances and confidence intervals in our simulation design, which is based on large scale labor...

Université de Neuchâtel

Measuring inequality in finite population sampling

Langel, Matti ; Tillé, Yves (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012 ; 2252.

This document focuses on the estimation of inequality measures for complex survey data. The proposed methodology takes into account both the complexity of these generally non-linear functions of interest and the complexity of the sampling strategy. The first chapter is dedicated to the presentation and definition of the main concepts used in both inequality and survey sampling theory. In the...