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Constructing sociodemographic indicators for national statistical institutes by using mobile phone data: estimating literacy rates in Senegal


  • Timo Schmid
  • Fabian Bruckschen
  • Nicola Salvati
  • Till Zbiranski


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  • Timo Schmid & Fabian Bruckschen & Nicola Salvati & Till Zbiranski, 2017. "Constructing sociodemographic indicators for national statistical institutes by using mobile phone data: estimating literacy rates in Senegal," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 180(4), pages 1163-1190, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jorssa:v:180:y:2017:i:4:p:1163-1190

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    1. Rojas-Perilla, Natalia & Pannier, Sören & Schmid, Timo & Tzavidis, Nikos, 2017. "Data-driven transformations in small area estimation," Discussion Papers 2017/30, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.

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