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The basic gross-flow table formerly used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in examining labor market flows was expanded and the resulting tables were raked iteratively in order to produce labor market flow statistics compatible with CPS stocks T he Current Population Survey (CPS) is primarily a cross-sectional survey designed to estimate the distribution of(More)
The cowbird is a brood parasite, providing no parental care to its offspring. The species has often been cited as a model of the usefullness of the construct of innate behavior, as an explanation of how young cowbirds develop species-typical behavior. Here we evaluate the adequacy of this perspective. We show that although it is difficult to explain(More)
Weighting for the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) includes a process called composite weighting. It is found that for highly correlated items, a lower-variance estimate for the current month can be obtained by also using data from previous months, suitably adjusted with an estimate of change. A composite estimate of this type has been in use for the(More)
Weighting for the monthly Current Population Survey includes an iterative proportional fitting procedure (" second-stage ratio adjustment " or " raking ") that forces CPS estimates to match three sets of population control totals. The procedure now in place successively computes ratio adjustments to weights so that estimates are forced to match three sets(More)
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