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Apportionment methods

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  • Ulrich Kohler

    ()
    (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)

  • Janina Zeh

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    (Universitat Leipzig)

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Apportionment methods are used to translate a set of positive natural numbers into a set of smaller natural numbers while keeping the proportions between the numbers very similar. The methods are used to allocate seats in a chamber proportionally to the number of votes for a party in an election or proportionally to regional populations. In this article, we describe six apportionment methods and the user-written egen function apport(), which implements these methods. Copyright 2012 by StataCorp LP.

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Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 375-392

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Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:12:y:2012:i:3:p:375-392

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Keywords: apport(); egen; apportionment method; elections; Hamilton's method; Jefferson's method; Webster's method; Hill's method; Dean's method; Adams's method;

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