A unified framework for Schelling's model of segregation


Rogers, T. and McKane, A. J., 2011. A unified framework for Schelling's model of segregation. Journal of Statistical Mechanics-Theory and Experiment, 2011 (July), P07006.

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Schelling's model of segregation is one of the first and most influential models in the field of social simulation. There are many variations of the model which have been proposed and simulated over the last forty years, though the present state of the literature on the subject is somewhat fragmented and lacking comprehensive analytical treatments. In this article a unified mathematical framework for Schelling's model and its many variants is developed. This methodology is useful in two regards: firstly, it provides a tool with which to understand the differences observed between models; secondly, phenomena which appear in several model variations may be understood in more depth through analytic studies of simpler versions.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsRogers, T.and McKane, A. J.
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DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
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Centre for Mathematical Biology
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