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Software for Demographic Behavioral Modeling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22160
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UNICON RESEARCH CORPORATION
UNICON RESEARCH CORPORATION 111 UNIVERSITY DR E, STE 209 COLLEGE STATION, TX 77840
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Software for Demographic Behavioral Modeling
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $535,758.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose is to make available to the scientific community recent statistical and econometric techniques for the modeling of demographic behavior. The software developed as part of the project will allow demographers, sociologist, economists, epidemiologist, and researchers in other fields to answer a greatly expanded set of analytical questions not previously possible. Statistical procedures included in the software will be useful for modeling marital and nonmarital fertility, adult and child morality, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, health care utilization, medical cost, nursing home use, and a wide variety of other demographic models. Statistical models include failure-time, qualitative outcome, and continuous panel data. An important new feature is the ability to model these processes jointly. The project will take recent statistical developments previously applied to specific research problems and (1) develop the basic set of algorithms into a flexible and powerful software package, (2) make the software user friendly, (3) document the technical statistical algorithms, (4) write reference and user's manuals, (5) plan for distribution of the software, (6) provide training workshops for new users, and (7) design a system of support for users. Phase I will acquire existing algorithms, demonstrate feasibility of the software package, and plan Phase II research.

Principal Investigator:

Cora A. Brunton
3103934636

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Unicon Research Corp.
1640 Fifth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No