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Microsimulation and Population Dynamics

An Introduction to Modgen 12

  • Alain Bélanger
  • Patrick Sabourin
Book

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 1-27
  3. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 29-61
  4. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 63-97
  5. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 99-130
  6. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 131-151
  7. Alain Bélanger, Patrick Sabourin
    Pages 153-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-192

About this book

Introduction

This book is a practical, step-by-step introduction to microsimulation in demography. It shows how to use Modgen, a powerful and free microsimulation platform built by Statistics Canada. The authors' hands-on explanation of model development will help readers make their own. The book teaches how to create and run a simple cohort model with a single fixed-rate event, and builds upon this concept. It introduces how to develop both a single state life table as well as a multiple increment-decrement life table using the tools provided by Modgen. The authors illustrate how to easily upgrade an existing model by adding new modules and new dimensions as determinants of a risk already modeled. The integration of a fertility module and a base population allows the user to bring new actors into the simulation and transform a cohort-based model into a population-based one. The final addition of an international migration module allows the user to accomplish fully open, multi-regional projections. This accessible introduction will be of interest to researchers and students in population studies and other social sciences. It will also appeal to anyone interested in the computational modeling of population dynamics.

Keywords

Microsimulation using Modgen Demography and Demographic Models Multistate demography Population projections and modelling Life table

Authors and affiliations

  • Alain Bélanger
    • 1
  • Patrick Sabourin
    • 2
  1. 1.Urbanisation Culture SociétéInst nat de la recherche scientifique Urbanisation Culture SociétéMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Urbanisation Culture SociétéInst nat de la recherche scientifique Urbanisation Culture SociétéMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44663-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44662-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44663-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1990
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