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Thoughts from a user of results of Statistics Canada's LifePaths Microsimulation Model


  • Jacques Légaré


As for more than ten years, my name has been many time associated with Statistics Canada’s LifePaths Microsimulation Model, I was asked to give my thoughts on it at the Seminar “On the Varieties of Computer Modeling: A Toolbox Approach to Analysis and Decision Making” organized by the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster in Gatineau (Québec) on September 28, 2011. After a narration of how I became user of results of LifePaths, I give a few examples that lead me to uncertainty because I am questioning my trust regarding methods and models used as well as data used.

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  • Jacques Légaré, 2012. "Thoughts from a user of results of Statistics Canada's LifePaths Microsimulation Model," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 290, McMaster University.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:290

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    Canada; LifePaths; Microsimulation; Projections; GSS 2002 and 2007; CCHS 2003 and 2005;

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    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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