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SimEducation: A Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation Model for Understanding Educational Inequalities

  • Dimitris Kavroudakis
  • Dimitris Ballas
  • Mark Birkin
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Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 6)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Educational Attainment Social Class Educational Inequality British Household Panel Survey Simulated Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Kavroudakis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Ballas
    • 2
  • Mark Birkin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  3. 3.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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