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Partial identification and dependence-robust confidence intervals for capture-recapture surveys

  title={Partial identification and dependence-robust confidence intervals for capture-recapture surveys},
  author={Jinghao Sun and Luk Van Baelen and Els Plettinckx and Forrest W. Crawford Department of Biostatistics and Yale School of Public Health and Directorate of Epidemiology and Public Health and Sciensano and Belgium and Department of Statistics and Data Science and Yale University and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Yale School of Management},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
Capture-recapture (CRC) surveys are widely used to estimate the size of a population whose members cannot be enumerated directly. When $k$ capture samples are obtained, counts of unit captures in subsets of samples are represented naturally by a $2^k$ contingency table in which one element -- the number of individuals appearing in none of the samples -- remains unobserved. In the absence of additional assumptions, the population size is not point-identified. Assumptions about independence… 

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