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Parameterisation of Individual Working Dynamics

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How do European rural areas evolve? While for decades the countryside in many regions of Europe was synonymous with inevitable decline, nowadays, some areas experience a rebirth, even in areas where until recently development was not considered possible. Our modelling effort aims at better understanding these heterogeneities. To deal with this objective, the modelling and the parameterisation should be strongly constraint by available data. This chapter focusses on the modelling of the individual working dynamics describing how we can design the entering on the labour marking, the job search decision and process and every other process related to work from available data. We argue about the utility of large existing databases to design complex integrated individual dynamics.

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Notes

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    This work has been funded under the PRIMA (Prototypical policy impacts on multifunctional activities in rural municipalities) collaborative project, EU 7th Framework Programme (ENV 2007-1), contract no. 212345.

  2. 2.

    Eurostat defines the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) classification as a hierarchical system for dividing up the EU territory: NUTS 1 for the major socio-economic regions; NUTS 2 for the basic regions for the application of regional policies; NUTS 3 as small regions for specific diagnoses; LAU (Local Administrative Units 1 and 2) has been added more recently to allow local level statistics.

  3. 3.

    Consists of municipalities or equivalent units.

  4. 4.

    A nuclear family corresponds to the parents and the children; that is a reductive definition of the family corresponding on the most common way to define the family in Europe nowadays.

  5. 5.

    A complex household is a household which is not a single, a couple with or without children.

  6. 6.

    made available by the Maurice Halbwachs Center of the Quételet Network (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip) for 1990. For 1999 and 2006, they are directly accessible through internet via the website of INSEE http://www.recensement-1999.insee.fr/ and http://www.insee.fr/fr/publics/default.asp?page=communication/recensement/particuliers/diffusion_resultats.htm).

  7. 7.

    http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/.

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This work has been funded under the PRIMA (Prototypical policy impacts on multifunctional activities in rural municipalities) collaborative project, EU 7th Framework Programme (ENV 2007-1), contract no. 212345.

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Huet, S., Lenormand, M., Deffuant, G., Gargiulo, F. (2014). Parameterisation of Individual Working Dynamics. In: Smajgl, A., Barreteau, O. (eds) Empirical Agent-Based Modelling - Challenges and Solutions. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6134-0_8

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