Building a static spatial microsimulation model: data preparation

Rebecca Cassells, Riyana Miranti, Ann Harding

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This chapter details issues and specific measures that need to be taken into account when preparing and harmonising sample survey and census data to build a spatial microsimulation model. Transforming and manipulating these data sources, so that they are as compatible as possible, will ensure that the spatial microsimulation technique being used is optimised and the output gained from the model will be as accurate as possible. Several processes and issues are discussed in this chapter, including data requirements and compatibility and data imputation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial microsimulation: a reference guide for users
EditorsRobert Tanton, Kimberley L Edwards
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789400746237
ISBN (Print)9789400746220
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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