# A Generalized Class of Estimators for Finite Population Mean Using Two Auxiliary Variables in Sample Surveys

### Abstract

In this paper we have suggested a generalized class of estimators for estimating the finite population mean Y¯Y¯ of the study variable *y* using information on two auxiliary variables *x* and *z*. We have studied the properties of the proposed generalized class of estimators in simple random sampling without replacement scheme and in stratified random sampling up to the first order of approximation. It is shown that the suggested class of estimators is more efficient than the conventional unbiased estimator, ratio estimator, product estimator, traditional difference estimator, Srivastava (1967) estimator, Ray et al. (1979) estimator, Vos (1980) estimator, Upadhyaya et al. (1985) estimator, Rao (1991) estimator and Gupta and Shabbir (2008) estimator. Theoretical results are well supported through an empirical study.

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