Bavel, Jan Van

Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies

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Table of contents

Part I. Perspectives on Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies

1. Introduction: Agent-Based Modelling as a Tool to Advance Evolutionary Population Theory
Jan Van Bavel, André Grow

2. Model-Based Demography: Towards a Research Agenda
Daniel Courgeau, Jakub Bijak, Robert Franck, Eric Silverman

3. The Role of Social Interactions in Demography: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach
Alexia Prskawetz

Part II. Designing, Analysing, and Reporting Agent-Based Models

4. Agent-Based Computational Demography and Microsimulation Using JAS-mine
Matteo Richiardi, Ross E. Richardson

5. Simulating Synthetic Life Courses of Individuals and Couples, and Mate Matching
Sabine Zinn

6. Using Survey Data for Agent-Based Modeling: Design and Challenges in a Model of Armed Conflict and Population Change
Nathalie E. Williams, Michelle L. O’Brien, Xiaozheng Yao

7. Regression Metamodels for Sensitivity Analysis in Agent-Based Computational Demography
André Grow

8. Design and Analysis of Demographic Simulations
Jason Hilton, Jakub Bijak

9. How to Describe Agent-Based Models in Population Studies?
Jürgen Groeneveld, Anna Klabunde, Michelle L. O’Brien, André Grow

Part III. Modelling Decision Processes

10. The Decision to Emigrate: A Simulation Model Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Frans Willekens

11. Deciding to Disclose: A Decision Theoretic Agent Model of Pregnancy and Alcohol Misuse
Jonathan Gray, Jakub Bijak, Seth Bullock

Part IV. Family Formation and Fertility

12. An Agent-Based Model of Sex Ratio at Birth Distortions
Ridhi Kashyap, Francisco Villavicencio

13. Exploring the Role of Communication in Shaping Fertility Transition Patterns in Space and Time
Sebastian Klüsener, Francesco Scalone, Martin Dribe

14. Feedback Mechanisms in the Postponement of Fertility in Spain
Daniel Ciganda, Francisco Villavicencio

Part V. Health, Mortality, and Support in Old Age

15. Linking Income, Transfers, and Social Support in an Agent-Based Family Exchange Model
Fanny A. Kluge, Tobias C. Vogt

16. Agent-Based Modelling to Inform Health Intervention Strategies: The Case of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children in High-Burden Low-Income Countries
Hedwig Deconinck, Carine Van Malderen, Niko Speybroeck, Jean Macq, Jean-Christophe Chiem

17. Exploring Contingent Inequalities: Building the Theoretical Health Inequality Model
Michael Wolfson, Steve Gribble, Reed Beall

Keywords: Social Sciences, Demography, Methodology of the Social Sciences, Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Simulation and Modeling

Publication year
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Page amount
11 pages
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