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Demonstration Projects

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
Socsim has already been compiled and installed in the CEDA/Demography Lab so if you are running locally, there is no need to compile it yourself. For those who do not have access to the Demography Lab and would like to obtain the source code, please contact Carl Mason.