Apportionment methods

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.


Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
st0265 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/229431
Published in:
Stata Journal, Volume 12, Number 3
Page range:
375-392
Total Pages:
20

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