On the reliability of multiple systems estimation for the quantification of modern slavery

  title={On the reliability of multiple systems estimation for the quantification of modern slavery},
  author={Olivier Binette and Rebecca C. Steorts},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)},
  pages={640 - 676}
  • Olivier BinetteR. Steorts
  • Published 2 December 2021
  • Economics
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)
The quantification of modern slavery has received increased attention recently as organizations have come together to produce global estimates, where multiple systems estimation (MSE) is often used to this end. Echoing a long‐standing controversy, disagreements have re‐surfaced regarding the underlying MSE assumptions, the robustness of MSE methodology and the accuracy of MSE estimates in this application. Our goal was to help address and move past these controversies. To do so, we review MSE… 



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