Agent-Based Modeling of Householders’ Migration Behavior and Its Consequences

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Abstract

The Agent-Based approach is the most promising among the modelling techniques developed in recent decades that apply to demography and the social sciences. The current paper considers this approach with respect to householder migration and dynamics of residential distribution. It begins with a characterization of different styles of AB modelling and proceeds with examples of AB models of residential behavior, ranging from Schelling-type abstract models to real-world simulations of the population dynamics of an urban region with a population of 30,000. The latter is investigated in depth.