Category Simulation

Demography and life choices

Frans Willekens discusses multi-staged decision processes over the human life course.┬áHis post is based on the Population Studies special issue dedicated to the subject published in October 2017. 1.The importance of individual agency for demography Population change is determined by the life choices individuals and families make. To understand population change, we need to understand […]

Demography and Family: A Microsimulation Strategy to Bridge the Gap

The study of the family has had a long and distinguished history in the demographic research tradition.[1] A central preoccupation of this early work was the development of methods to obtain information about family structures from basic demographic characteristics of populations. As a result of this work, we learned to adapt classic life table methods […]