By Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz
Agent-Based Computational Demography (ABCD) goals at beginning a brand new movement of study between social scientists whose pursuits lie in knowing demographic behaviour. The publication takes a micro-demographic (agent-based) viewpoint and illustrates the prospects of machine simulation as an relief in idea development. The chapters of the booklet, written through prime specialists both in demography or in agent-based modelling, handle numerous key questions. Why will we desire agent-based computational demography? How can ABCD be utilized to the research of migrations, family members demography, and historic demography? What are the peculiarities of agent-based versions as utilized to the demography of human populations? ABCD is of curiosity to all scientists attracted to learning demographic behaviour, in addition to to laptop scientists and modellers who're searching for a promising box of application.
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Agent-Based Computational Demography: Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour by Francesco C. Billari, Alexia Prskawetz