Point process models for household distributions within small areal units

Zack W. Almquist, Carter T. Butts

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Spatio-demographic data sets are increasingly available worldwide, permitting ever more realistic modeling and analysis of social processes ranging from mobility to disease trans-mission. The information provided by these data sets is typically aggregated by areal unit, for reasons of both privacy and administrative cost. Unfortunately, such aggregation does not permit fine-grained assessment of geography at the level of individual households. In this paper, we propose to partially address this problem via the development of point pro-cess models that can be used to effectively simulate the location of individual households within small areal units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-632
Number of pages40
JournalDemographic Research
StatePublished - 2012

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