The Resource Agent-Based Computational Demography : Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour, edited by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz, (electronic resource)

Agent-Based Computational Demography : Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour, edited by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz, (electronic resource)

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Agent-Based Computational Demography : Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour
Title
Agent-Based Computational Demography
Title remainder
Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour
Statement of responsibility
edited by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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304.6
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English
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HB848-3697
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non fiction
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  • Billari, Francesco C.
  • Prskawetz, Alexia.
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Contributions to Economics,
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  • Demography
  • Population
  • Computer simulation
  • Demography
  • Population Economics
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Sociology, general
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Agent-Based Computational Demography : Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour, edited by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz, (electronic resource)
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
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Contents
Introduction: Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 1 Introduction: Demographers Are Almost Absent in a Flourishing Field of Research -- 2 The Gap Between Theory and Techniques in Demography -- 3 The Added Gains of Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 4 Difficulties and Challenges for Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 5 Agent-Based Models in Demography: Examples in this Book -- 6 Discussion: The Potential Roles of Agent-Based Computational Demography -- References -- Data, Models, Theory and Reality: The Structure of Demographic Knowledge -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Methodology of Ansley J. Coale -- 3 Nathan Keyfitz on the Fruitfulness of Abstract Modelling -- 4 A Model-Based View of Science -- 5 Elements of Science -- 6 Assessing Scientific Knowledge -- 7 Coda: On the Dangers of Dichotomies -- References -- The Role of Agent-Based Modelling in Demographic Explanation -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Problem of Thin Social Processes -- 3 The Problem of Relating Existing Theories to ABM -- 4 Representing Social Context -- 5 Representing Cognitive Complexity -- 6 Collecting Appropriate Data -- 7 Conclusion -- References -- Diffusion Processes in Demographic Transitions: A Prospect on Using Multi Agent Simulation to Explore the Role of Cognitive Strategies and Social Interactions -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Behavioural Rules in MAS -- 3 Decision Making -- 4 The Consumat Approach -- 5 A Possible Application of the Consumat Approach: The Diffusion of Contraceptives -- 6 Prospects for Applications of the Consumat Approach in Demographic Research Questions -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- The Collapse of the Berlin Wall: Simulating State -Level East to West German Migration Patterns -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Historical Background -- 3 Evidence on East to West German Migration -- 4 Theoretical Framework -- 5 Data and Stylized Facts -- 6 An Agent-Based Simulation Model -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- Agent-Based Modeling of Householders’ Migration Behavior and Its Consequences -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Agent-Based Modelling as a Tool for Analysis of Complex Multi-Agent Systems -- 3 Abstract Models of Residential Migration -- 4 A Real-World Agent-Based Model of Residential Choice and Migration -- 5 Discussion -- 6 Conclusions -- References -- Population-Wide Marriage Patterns Produced by Individual Mate-Search Heuristics -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Demographic Patterns of Age at Marriage -- 3 Modeling Sequential Search Processes -- 4 Implications and Conclusions -- References -- On the Cultural Evolution of Age-at-Marriage Norms -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Background -- 3 An Agent-Based Model -- 4 Results and Discussion -- 5 Summary and Prospects for Future Research -- References -- Bringing Behavior Back into Micro-Simulation: Feedback Mechanisms in Demographic Models -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Data and Methods -- 3 Results -- 4 Summary of Findings -- References -- Consequences of Mortality Crises in Pre-Modern European Towns: A Multiagent-Based Simulation Approach -- 1 Introduction -- 2 James -- 3 Implementation in James -- 4 First Experiments and Some Preliminary Results -- 5 Conclusions and Future Prospects of the Model -- References -- Agents, Hierarchies and Sustainability -- 1 Setting: A Sugarscape-Like Grid -- 2 Agents: Overview -- 3 Experiments -- 4 Conclusion -- References
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1 online resource (IX, 210 p.)
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9783790827156
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10.1007/978-3-7908-2715-6
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Label
Agent-Based Computational Demography : Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour, edited by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 1 Introduction: Demographers Are Almost Absent in a Flourishing Field of Research -- 2 The Gap Between Theory and Techniques in Demography -- 3 The Added Gains of Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 4 Difficulties and Challenges for Agent-Based Computational Demography -- 5 Agent-Based Models in Demography: Examples in this Book -- 6 Discussion: The Potential Roles of Agent-Based Computational Demography -- References -- Data, Models, Theory and Reality: The Structure of Demographic Knowledge -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Methodology of Ansley J. Coale -- 3 Nathan Keyfitz on the Fruitfulness of Abstract Modelling -- 4 A Model-Based View of Science -- 5 Elements of Science -- 6 Assessing Scientific Knowledge -- 7 Coda: On the Dangers of Dichotomies -- References -- The Role of Agent-Based Modelling in Demographic Explanation -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Problem of Thin Social Processes -- 3 The Problem of Relating Existing Theories to ABM -- 4 Representing Social Context -- 5 Representing Cognitive Complexity -- 6 Collecting Appropriate Data -- 7 Conclusion -- References -- Diffusion Processes in Demographic Transitions: A Prospect on Using Multi Agent Simulation to Explore the Role of Cognitive Strategies and Social Interactions -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Behavioural Rules in MAS -- 3 Decision Making -- 4 The Consumat Approach -- 5 A Possible Application of the Consumat Approach: The Diffusion of Contraceptives -- 6 Prospects for Applications of the Consumat Approach in Demographic Research Questions -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- The Collapse of the Berlin Wall: Simulating State -Level East to West German Migration Patterns -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Historical Background -- 3 Evidence on East to West German Migration -- 4 Theoretical Framework -- 5 Data and Stylized Facts -- 6 An Agent-Based Simulation Model -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- Agent-Based Modeling of Householders’ Migration Behavior and Its Consequences -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Agent-Based Modelling as a Tool for Analysis of Complex Multi-Agent Systems -- 3 Abstract Models of Residential Migration -- 4 A Real-World Agent-Based Model of Residential Choice and Migration -- 5 Discussion -- 6 Conclusions -- References -- Population-Wide Marriage Patterns Produced by Individual Mate-Search Heuristics -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Demographic Patterns of Age at Marriage -- 3 Modeling Sequential Search Processes -- 4 Implications and Conclusions -- References -- On the Cultural Evolution of Age-at-Marriage Norms -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Background -- 3 An Agent-Based Model -- 4 Results and Discussion -- 5 Summary and Prospects for Future Research -- References -- Bringing Behavior Back into Micro-Simulation: Feedback Mechanisms in Demographic Models -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Data and Methods -- 3 Results -- 4 Summary of Findings -- References -- Consequences of Mortality Crises in Pre-Modern European Towns: A Multiagent-Based Simulation Approach -- 1 Introduction -- 2 James -- 3 Implementation in James -- 4 First Experiments and Some Preliminary Results -- 5 Conclusions and Future Prospects of the Model -- References -- Agents, Hierarchies and Sustainability -- 1 Setting: A Sugarscape-Like Grid -- 2 Agents: Overview -- 3 Experiments -- 4 Conclusion -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 210 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783790827156
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-7908-2715-6
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3400000000111153
  • (SSID)ssj0000928042
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11511687
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000928042
  • (PQKBWorkID)10908235
  • (PQKB)11586278
  • (DE-He213)978-3-7908-2715-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3099133
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