Design and Analysis of Demographic Simulations

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Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 41)

Abstract

As the many novel contributions to this volume show, Agent-Based Models (ABMs) offer exciting possibilities for including explanatory mechanisms, such as behavioural rules governing individual behaviour, in the analysis of demographic phenomena. Knowledge about the abstract statistical individual (Courgeau 2012) derived from empirical data can in this way be augmented by rule-based explanations, giving demography much-needed theoretical foundations (Billari et al. 2003).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Social Statistics and DemographyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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