Edit rules and the strategy of Consistent Table Estimation

The method of repeated weighting aims at obtaining numerical consistency among tables estimated from different surveys. However, in its common form, it does not take into account the existing edit rules. Consequently, the repeated weighting estimates will generally be not in agreement with existing edit rules. This report describes how to deal with linear categorical and numerical edit rules within the framework of repeated weighting estimation. A step-by-step plan is proposed of an estimation procedure yielding numerically consistent tables in agreement with edit rules.