Social Modelling and Public Policy : What is microsimulation modelling and how is it being used ?

  title={Social Modelling and Public Policy : What is microsimulation modelling and how is it being used ?},
  author={Laurie Brown and Ann Harding},
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of social modelling, and in particular a general introduction to and insight into the potential role and usefulness of microsimulation in analysing public policy. Despite having made a major contribution to the development of tax and cash transfer policies, there are many important areas of government policy to which microsimulation has not yet been applied or only slow progress has been made. This includes the health and disabilities fields. Some… CONTINUE READING


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