On weights in dynamic-ageing microsimulation models
A dynamic model with cross-sectional dynamic ageing builds up complete synthetic life histories for each individual, starting from a survey dataset or an administrative dataset. Many of these datasets include weights. This is a problem for dynamic microsimulation models, since the most obvious solution, expanding the dataset, is not always advisable or even possible. This short paper presents an alternative method to use weights in dynamic microsimulation models with dynamic ageing. This approach treats the weighting variable as just another variable in the model, and the weights are only used after simulation to derive weighted simulation results. Tests using Australian data confirm that weighted variables give sensible results, with reductions in runtimes and memory requirements.
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- Jinjing Li & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2014.
"Evaluating Binary Alignment Methods in Microsimulation Models,"
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation,
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 17(1), pages 1-15.
- Li, Jinjing & O'Donoghue, Cathal, 2012. "Evaluating binary alignment methods in microsimulation models," MERIT Working Papers 003, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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