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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Schwingenschlögl, Udo; Drton, Mathias 
Title:
Seat allocation distributions and seat biases of stationary apportionment methods for proportional representation 
Abstract:
In a proportional representation system, apportionment methods are used to round the vote proportion of a party to an integer number of seats in parliament. Assuming uniformly distributed vote proportions, we derive the seat allocation distributions for stationary divisor methods. An important characteristic of apportionment methods are seat biases, that is, expected differences between actual seat numbers and ideal shares of seats, when the parties are ordered from largest to smallest. We obtai...    »
 
Keywords:
Apportionment methods, rounding methods, Webster, Jefferson, Hamilton, Sainte-Laguë, d’Hondt, Hare 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
510 Mathematik 
Journal title:
Metrika 
Year:
2004 
Journal volume:
60 
Year / month:
2004-09 
Quarter:
3. Quartal 
Month:
Sep 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
191-202 
Language:
en 
Fulltext / DOI:
Publisher:
Springer Science and Business Media LLC 
E-ISSN:
0026-13351435-926X 
Date of publication:
01.09.2004 
Format:
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