Discussiones Mathematicae Probability and Statistics 20(1) (2000) 7-24


Christoph E. Minder

Dept. of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
Finkenhubelweg 11, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Paper based on an invited talk given at the International Conference on Statistical Inference, Stat-98, Lagow, Poland, September 7-11, 1998


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Received 30 September 1998
Revised 29 October 1999