Definition: Consistency

Memobust Glossary

Definition 1: Sum of sub-annual values of a time series is equal to the annual values; in case of aggregation, the total values are equal to the aggregated values.

Definition 2: Data values are said to be consistent if they conform to specified edit rules.

Definition 3: An estimator is called consistent if it converges in probability to its estimand as sample increases.
Eurostat, "Memobust Glossary" (part of the Memobust Handbook on Methodology of Modern Business Statistics), ESSnet "Memobust", March 2014

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