Web: http://arxiv.org/abs/2205.06129

May 13, 2022, 1:10 a.m. | Kosuke Imai, Santiago Olivella, Evan T. R. Rosenman

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Prediction of an individual's race and ethnicity plays an important role in
social science and public health research. Examples include studies of racial
disparity in health and voting. Recently, Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding
(BISG), which uses Bayes' rule to combine information from Census surname files
with the geocoding of an individual's residence, has emerged as a leading
methodology for this prediction task. Unfortunately, BISG suffers from two
Census data problems that contribute to unsatisfactory predictive performance
for minorities. First, the …

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