Our microsimulation model SMILE forecasts life-cycle for all individuals in the Danish population, which allows for a much higher level of detail than is possible in the DREAM-group’s other models.

The microsimulation model, SMILE, has been developed to forecast and analyse the long-run developments in demographics, household relocation patterns, labour market affiliation, education level, income, pensions as well as housing demand. An essential property of a microsimulation model, and indeed SMILE, is that it is based on individuals rather than groups of individuals. This property makes it possible to analyse individual life cycles and to calculate distributions rather than averages of income, pension, etc.

SMILE is a microsimulation model

SMILE is a dynamic microsimulation model that forecasts and analyses the life cycles of the Danish population on an individual-specific level.

Introduction to SMILE