Di Consiglio L., Tuoto T. (2015). Coverage evaluation on probabilistically linked data, Journal of Offic ial Statistics, Vol. 31, No. 3
When dealing with administrative sources, a unique identifiers can be unavailable for privacy preserving. In this framework linkage errors could arise. In the following, an extension of the capture-recapture method is proposed to deal with record linkage between lists affected by errors. In facts, in the context of probabilistically linked data, the coverage rates and population total estimates produced by the Petersen model may be biased and so they need to be “adjusted” in order to explicitly take into account the linkage errors.