Modelling Informal Caring Behaviours in the Scottish Population

Silverman, E. and Gostoli, U. (2020) Modelling Informal Caring Behaviours in the Scottish Population. ALife Conference 2020: ABMHuB Workshop, 13-18 July 2020.

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We present an agent-based simulation of social care provision in Scotland that simulates the behavioural processes underlying informal care provision, which accounts for 50% of social care provision in the country. Informal care is modelled as a negotiation process occurring in kinship networks, where agents will work in concert to provide care for those in need within their family. The result is a flexible model that enables the testing and evaluation of complex policy interventions. We demonstrate the model’s flexibility with a proofof- concept examination of the impact of lockdown policies linked to Covid-19 on social care provision.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Silverman, Dr Eric and Gostoli, Dr Umberto
Authors: Silverman, E., and Gostoli, U.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
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727661SPHSU Core Renewal: Complexity in Health Improvement Research ProgrammeLaurence MooreMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/14IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU
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