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Unravelling census data
September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
We are delighted to announce our next meet up. Marian Keane will demystify Census data for us.
Census Small Area Population Statistics provide hugely useful data for each of the 18,600 small areas in Ireland. We can combine this small area data with national two-way tables, using structure preserving estimation techniques, to estimate even more interesting patterns at small area level. In this talk we will look at the estimation of “highest level of education completed” for parents of children aged 0-14, by small area. This type of analysis might support decisions on where to locate homework clubs or other educational supports.
Marian Keane is an actuary whose work is mostly in the health sector. Marian has been using R for the past 3-4 years and has learnt much from meetups of DublinR and, more recently, RLadies.