Understanding Population Trends and Processes

Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users

Editors: Tanton, Robert, Edwards, Kimberley (Eds.)

  • Brings together all the techniques and methods for spatial microsimulation in one book
  • Contains new material on data requirements and preparing data for spatial microsimulation
  • Describes the whole process of creating a spatial microsimulation model, from data preparation/cleaning to validation
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About this book

This book is a practical guide on how to design, create and validate a spatial microsimulation model. These models are becoming more popular as academics and policy makers recognise the value of place in research and policy making. Recent spatial microsimulation models have been used to analyse health and social disadvantage for small areas; and to look at the effect of policy change for small areas. This provides a powerful analysis tool for researchers and policy makers.

 

This book covers preparing the data for spatial microsimulation; a number of methods for both static and dynamic spatial microsimulation models; validation of the models to ensure the outputs are reasonable; and the future of spatial microsimulation. The book will be an essential handbook for any researcher or policy maker looking to design and create a spatial microsimulation model.

 

This book will also be useful to those policy makers who are commissioning a spatial microsimulation model, or looking to commission work using a spatial microsimulation model, as it provides information on the different methods in a non-technical way.

Reviews

“This edited volume serves as a guide for those looking to learn more about spatial microsimulation modeling. … The book is well organized and topics appear sequentially. This text includes many useful topics and procedures for practitioners and researchers alike in the arena of spatial microsimulation. … Those intending to research further into the benefits of the use of microsimulation models should find this text very informative.” (S. E. Ahmed, Technometrics, Vol. 57 (1), February, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction to Spatial Microsimulation: History, Methods and Applications

    Tanton, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Building a Static Spatial Microsimulation Model: Data Preparation

    Cassells, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 9-16

  • An Evaluation of Two Synthetic Small-Area Microdata Simulation Methodologies: Synthetic Reconstruction and Combinatorial Optimisation

    Williamson, Paul

    Pages 19-47

  • Estimating Small-Area Income Deprivation: An Iterative Proportional Fitting Approach

    Anderson, Ben

    Pages 49-67

  • SimObesity: Combinatorial Optimisation (Deterministic) Model

    Edwards, Kimberley L. (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4623-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4622-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8133-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users
Editors
  • Robert Tanton
  • Kimberley Edwards
Series Title
Understanding Population Trends and Processes
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4623-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4623-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4622-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8133-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
Topics