Below are several "easy to assemble" SOCSIM projects. Each is fully self contained in that it includes everything necessary to run a simulation and to analyze an interesting aspect of the resulting population files. Actually, the projects include everything except a compiled version of SOCSIM and a working R installation. For those who have R but not SOCSIM, each project includes a set of simulation results so it is possible to explore and analyze results without compiling SOCSIM.
After downloading and and unpacking (each project is a compressed tar file) look for a .pdf file(e.g. CousinDiversity.pdf in the first project) in the top directory. That file motivates the project and describes the procedure.
These projects were developed for a workshop given by Carl Mason and Emilio Zagheni at The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock Germany June 2010 and improved for a similar workshop at Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte Brazil in August 2013
|0.||Recovering rates and parameter | download|
|1.||Endogamy and cousin diversity | download|
|2.||Fertility decline and the marriage squeeze | download|
|3.||Sandwich generation | download|
|4.||Bayesian melding and rate calibration | download|