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By André Grow, Jan Van Bavel

ISBN-10: 3319322818

ISBN-13: 9783319322810

This e-book examines using agent-based modelling (ABM) in inhabitants reviews, from options to functions, most sensible practices to destiny advancements. It positive aspects papers written by way of major specialists within the box that would aid readers to raised comprehend the usefulness of ABM for inhabitants projections, how ABM could be injected with empirical information to accomplish a greater fit among version and truth, how geographic info may be fruitfully utilized in ABM, and the way ABM effects might be stated successfully and correctly.

Coverage levels from detailing the relation among ABM and present paradigms in inhabitants experiences to infusing agent-based versions with empirical facts. The papers exhibit the advantages that ABM bargains the sphere, together with improved idea formation via larger linking the micro point with the macro point, the facility to symbolize populations extra correctly as advanced structures, and the prospect to review infrequent occasions and the consequences of different mechanisms in man made laboratories.

In addition, readers will realize directions and top practices with particular examples of the way to use agent-based versions in numerous parts of inhabitants examine, together with human mating behaviour, migration, and socio-structural determinants of overall healthiness behaviours.

Earlier types of the papers during this publication were offered on the workshop “Recent advancements and destiny instructions in Agent-Based Modelling in inhabitants Studies,” which happened on the college of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in September 2014. The publication will give a contribution to the improvement of top practices within the box and should supply an outstanding aspect of reference for students who are looking to commence utilizing agent-based modelling of their personal research.

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Springer. Dublin, L. , & Lotka, A. J. (1925). On the true rate of natural increase: As exemplified by the population of the united states, 1920. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 20(151), 305–339. , & McClintock, E. A. (2009). The gendered double standard of aging in US marriage markets. Population and Development Review, 35(4), 797–816. Epstein, J. M. (2006). Agent-based computational models and generative social science. In J. M. ), Generative social science: Studies in agent-based computational modeling (pp.

In A. Grow & J. ), Agent-based modelling in population studies: Concepts, methods, and applications (pp. 461–486). Springer. Dublin, L. , & Lotka, A. J. (1925). On the true rate of natural increase: As exemplified by the population of the united states, 1920. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 20(151), 305–339. , & McClintock, E. A. (2009). The gendered double standard of aging in US marriage markets. Population and Development Review, 35(4), 797–816. Epstein, J. M. (2006). Agent-based computational models and generative social science.

36). We will not go further into this approach, as “for the analysis to be feasible, the population must be regarded as homogeneous and the interfering phenomena must be independent of the phenomenon studied” (Courgeau, idem, discussing Henry 1959; Blayo 1995). These conditions are restrictive, and led to a new approach permitting us to set such hypotheses aside. To be able to consider heterogeneous cohorts and to introduce dependencies between phenomena, it became necessary to introduce statistical methods able to analyse different processes simultaneously and look at numerous characteristics of the studied individuals.

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