By Francesco C. Billari,Alexia Prskawetz

Agent-Based Computational Demography (ABCD) goals at beginning a brand new flow of study between social scientists whose pursuits lie in figuring out demographic behaviour. The ebook takes a micro-demographic (agent-based) viewpoint and illustrates the possibilities of computing device simulation as an reduction in thought construction. The chapters of the booklet, written through top specialists both in demography or in agent-based modelling, handle a number of key questions. Why will we want agent-based computational demography? How can ABCD be utilized to the learn of migrations, kin demography, and ancient demography? What are the peculiarities of agent-based versions as utilized to the demography of human populations? ABCD is of curiosity to all scientists drawn to learning demographic behaviour, in addition to to desktop scientists and modellers who're searching for a promising box of application.

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