SimEducation: A Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation Model for Understanding Educational Inequalities
Spatial microsimulation models can be used to produce small area output for a deeper understanding of inequality. Dynamic spatial microsimulation models can be used to model transitions such as leaving home, entering school, university, the labour market, etc. This chapter presents a dynamic spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of educational inequalities. The method simulates individual units (potential students) over a period of time. This chapter describes a model that utilises the BHPS dataset to build a dynamic spatial microsimulation model for the analysis of social and spatial inequalities in educational attainment. Educational attainment is particularly suitable for the development and application of a dynamic spatial microsimulation model given the influence that education has on a person’s life outcomes. The dynamic spatial microsimulation model described in this chapter has been used in a case study to analyse social and spatial inequalities in higher education entry and attainment.
KeywordsEducational Attainment Social Class Educational Inequality British Household Panel Survey Simulated Individual
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