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Book Chapter Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users 13

SimEducation: a dynamic spatial microsimulation model for understanding educational inequalities

Authors

Editors

Robert Tanton and Kimberley L. Edwards

Publication date

2013

Summary

Spatial microsimulation models can be used to produce small area output
for a deeper understanding of inequality. Dynamic spatial
microsimulation models can be used to model transitions such as leaving
home, entering school, university, the labour market, etc. This chapter
presents a dynamic spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of
educational inequalities. The method simulates individual units
(potential students) over a period of time. This chapter describes a
model that utilises the BHPS dataset to build a dynamic spatial
microsimulation model for the analysis of social and spatial
inequalities in educational attainment. Educational attainment is
particularly suitable for the development and application of a dynamic
spatial microsimulation model given the influence that education has on a
person’s life outcomes. The dynamic spatial microsimulation model
described in this chapter has been used in a case study to analyse
social and spatial inequalities in higher education entry and
attainment.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4623-7_13

Subjects

Microsimulation and Higher Education

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