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.
Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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- Udo Schwingenschlögl & Friedrich Pukelsheim, 2006. "Seat Biases in Proportional Representation Systems with Thresholds," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 27(1), pages 189-193, August.
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