So I just handed in the final draft of my upcoming book for Springer’s Methodos Series, which is about the application of agent-based modelling techniques to the social sciences, with some specific applications to demography.
I thought I’d share two other books related to this topic that just came out recently, both of which are open-access and freely downloadable as PDF or epub ebooks:
Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory by Thomas K Burch. Tom has been in demography a long time (six decades, in fact), and has brought together this volume based on his methodological critiques of demography in recent years. I very much share his view that demography is far more than applied statistics, and that the field has a lot to say about the development and evolution of society and the behaviour of those within it. If you’re interested in a detailed examination of demography as a science I can highly recommend this book.
Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods and Applications edited by
As for my book — it should appear in early 2018, from what I understand — I’ll post here of course when Springer sets a final publication date.