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

  • Jacques Légaré
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    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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    Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 290.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:290
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