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  A statistical procedure for estimating the characteristics of individuals from knowledge of the aggregate characteristics of the population to which they belong. For example, a census may indicate the number of public housing units in a small area, plus the number of single-parent heads of household and the number of households living below the poverty level. Microsimulation estimates the number in the area having all of those characteristics — i.e. the number of single-parent household heads living below the poverty level in a public housing unit. (Cf. ecological fallacy; entropy-maximizing models.) (RJJ)

Suggested Reading Longley, P.A., Clarke, M. and Williams, H.C.W.L. 1991: Housing careers, asset accumulation and subsidies to owner-occupiers — a microsimulation. Housing Studies 6: 57-69.



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