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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Schwingenschlögl, Udo; Drton, Mathias 
Title:
Seat excess variances of apportionment methods for proportional representation 
Abstract:
Apportionment methods round vote proportions to integer numbers of seats in a parliament. The seat excess is the difference between the integer seat allocation and the fractional ideal share of seats. In order to quantify biased treatment of larger versus smaller parties, previous studies derived the conditional expectation of the seat excess, when the vote proportions are conditioned to be ordered. We complement these studies by computing the conditional seat excess variance for popular apporti...    »
 
Keywords:
Divisor methods, Quota method of greatest remainders, Rounding methods, Seat bias 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
510 Mathematik 
Journal title:
Statistics & Probability Letters 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
76 
Year / month:
2006-10 
Quarter:
4. Quartal 
Month:
Oct 
Journal issue:
16 
Pages contribution:
1723-1730 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
Elsevier BV 
E-ISSN:
0167-7152 
Notes:
Available online 22 May 2006 
Date of publication:
01.10.2006 
Format:
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