Ecological fallacies and the analysis of areal census data.

  title={Ecological fallacies and the analysis of areal census data.},
  author={S Openshaw},
  journal={Environment & planning A},
  volume={16 1},
  • S Openshaw
  • Published 1984 in Environment & planning A
The author examines problems related to the fact that in many countries, census data are only reported for areal units and not at the individual level. Attention is paid to the question of ecological fallacy problems that arise from this situation. Data from a 10 percent sample of the United Kingdom population and individual census data from Italy are used to illustrate the problem. "It is concluded that ecological fallacy effects are endemic to areal census data, although their magnitude is… CONTINUE READING

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