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Contributions to Economics

Agent-Based Computational Demography

Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour

Editors: Billari, Francesco C., Prskawetz, Alexia (Eds.)

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Agent-Based Computational Demography (ABCD) aims at starting a new stream of research among social scientists whose interests lie in understanding demographic behaviour. The book takes a micro-demographic (agent-based) perspective and illustrates the potentialities of computer simulation as an aid in theory building. The chapters of the book, written by leading experts either in demography or in agent-based modelling, address several key questions. Why do we need agent-based computational demography? How can ABCD be applied to the study of migrations, family demography, and historical demography? What are the peculiarities of agent-based models as applied to the demography of human populations? ABCD is of interest to all scientists interested in studying demographic behaviour, as well as to computer scientists and modellers who are looking for a promising field of application.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Agent-Based Computational Demography

    Pages 1-17

    Billari, Francesco C. (et al.)

  • Data, Models, Theory and Reality: The Structure of Demographic Knowledge

    Pages 19-40

    Burch, Thomas K.

  • The Role of Agent-Based Modelling in Demographic Explanation

    Pages 41-54

    Chattoe, Edmund

  • Diffusion Processes in Demographic Transitions: A Prospect on Using Multi Agent Simulation to Explore the Role of Cognitive Strategies and Social Interactions

    Pages 55-72

    Jager, Wander (et al.)

  • The Collapse of the Berlin Wall: Simulating State-Level East to West German Migration Patterns

    Pages 73-96

    Heiland, Frank

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agent-Based Computational Demography
Book Subtitle
Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour
Editors
  • Francesco C. Billari
  • Alexia Prskawetz
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2715-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2715-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1550-4
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 210
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