MPIDR Working Paper

The "LifeCourse" model, a competing risk cohort microsimulation model: source code and basic concepts of the generic microsimulation programming language Modgen

Spielauer, M.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2006-046, 31 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (November 2006)
Open Access


This paper documents the source code of “LifeCourse”, a simple competing risk microsimulation model initially developed alongside a study on fertility decline in Bulgaria and Russia. “LifeCourse” is programmed in the generic microsimulation language Modgen developed at Statistics Canada. In the context of this contribution, the model is introduced step by step as template for other microsimulation applications and as training tool for demographic microsimulation using Modgen.
Keywords: microsimulation
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