Creating a Basic Cohort Model

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


In this chapter our main aim is to introduce you to the Modgen software and to the Visual Studio programming software, guiding you through the creation of a first basic model. This model will be based on one single type of event: death. Although this will yield only a small number of results, such as life expectancy at birth, it will allow us to demonstrate and to practise the use of several of the basic ideas in Modgen. We will move on to the calculation and presentation of other elements of the life table in the next chapter.


Life Table Simulated Case Event Function Visual Studio Cohort Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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