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The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Microsimulation and Population Dynamics

An Introduction to Modgen 12

Authors: Bélanger, Alain, Sabourin, Patrick

  • Provides a hands-on explanation for model development in population studies
  • Constitutes a comprehensive application of microsimulation models to population analysis
  • A practical step-by-step introduction to microsimulation using Modgen
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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.

About the authors

Alain Bélanger is professor of demography at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-Urbanisation Culture Société), in Montréal, Canada and President of the Canadian Population Association between (2014- 2016). He graduated from the University of Montréal where he received his BA in History and MSc in Demography, and from the University of Colorado where he received his PhD in Geography. Prior to his appointment as a university professor, he worked 17 years at Statistics Canada where he held the positions of Coordinator of research and analysis in Demography Division and Assistant-director with the Census Subject Matter Program. Between 1999 and 2006, he was the Editor of Statistics Canada’s annual Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada. His research interests include population projections and microsimulation, immigration and integration and demolinguistic.
Patrick Sabourin has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Biology, both from McGill University (Montréal, Canada). He is now a PhD student in Demography under the supervision of Alain Bélanger at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-Urbanisation Culture Société). His research interests include demographic projections, microsimulation and population modeling, immigration and demolinguistics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Creating a Basic Cohort Model

    Bélanger, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • The Life Table

    Bélanger, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 29-61

  • The Multiple Increment-Decrement Life Table

    Bélanger, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 63-97

  • Modelling Fertility

    Bélanger, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 99-130

  • The Base Population

    Bélanger, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 131-151

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44662-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microsimulation and Population Dynamics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Modgen 12
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44663-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44663-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44662-2
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations
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