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A Plea For Microsimulation


Marc Hannappel

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(2016).ECMS 2016 Proceedings edited by: Thorsen Claus, Frank Herrmann, Michael Manitz, Oliver Rose, European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2016



ISBN: 978-0-9932440-2-5


30th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Regensburg Germany, May 31st – June 3rd, 2016


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Marc Hannappel (2016). A Plea For Microsimulation, ECMS 2016 Proceedings edited by: Thorsten Claus, Frank Herrmann, Michael Manitz, Oliver Rose  European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2016-0204



German demographic or educational projections are conventionally based on macrosimulations. Macrosimulation models use average values of the simulation parameters to compute the updating process. Additionally, the proportions of educational graduate rates stay constant in these models. In this paper I introduce a discrete event microsimulation model which is designed to project the graduate rates of the German population. With this simulation model it was demonstrated that the development of the graduation rates can become the subject of the simulation.


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