Diffusion processes in demographic transitions: A prospect on using multi agent simulation to explore the role of cognitive strategies and social interactions

W Jager, MA Janssen

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Multi agent simulation (MAS) is a tool that can be used to explore the dynamics of different systems. Considering that many demographic phenomena have roots in individual choice behaviour and social interactions it is important that this behaviour is being translated in agent rules. Several behaviour theories are relevant in this context, and hence there is a necessity of using a meta-theory of behaviour as a framework for the development of agent rules. The consumat approach provides a basis for such a framework, as is demonstrated with a discussion of modelling the diffusion of contraceptives. These diffusion processes are strongly influenced by social processes and cognitive strategies. Different possible research lines are discussed which might be addressed with a multi-agent approach like the consumats.

Originele taal-2English
TitelAGENT-BASED COMPUTATIONAL DEMOGRAPHY
RedacteurenFC BIllari, A Prskawetz
Plaats van productieHEIDELBERG
UitgeverijPhysica
Pagina's55-72
Aantal pagina's18
ISBN van geprinte versie3-7908-1550-0
StatusPublished - 2003
EvenementWorkshop on Agent based Computational Demography - , Germany
Duur: 21-feb.-200123-feb.-2001

Publicatie series

NaamCONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMICS
UitgeverijPHYSICA-VERLAG GMBH & CO
ISSN van geprinte versie1431-1933

Other

OtherWorkshop on Agent based Computational Demography
Land/RegioGermany
Periode21/02/200123/02/2001

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