The Annals of Applied Statistics

The number of killings in southern rural Norway, 1300–1569

Joseph B. Kadane and Ferdinand L. Næshagen

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Abstract

Three dual systems estimates are employed to study the number of killings in southern rural Norway in a period of slightly over 250 years. The first system is a set of five letters sent to each killer as part of the legal process. The second system is the mention of killings from all other contemporary sources. The posterior distributions derived suggest fewer such killings than rough demographic estimates.

Article information

Source
Ann. Appl. Stat., Volume 7, Number 2 (2013), 846-859.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 27 June 2013

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1372338470

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/12-AOAS612

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3113492

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1288.62198

Keywords
Dual systems com-binomial distribution demography integrated likelihood

Citation

Kadane, Joseph B.; Næshagen, Ferdinand L. The number of killings in southern rural Norway, 1300–1569. Ann. Appl. Stat. 7 (2013), no. 2, 846--859. doi:10.1214/12-AOAS612. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1372338470


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