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A dynamic model of residential segregation. (English) Zbl 1101.91311

Summary: Using dimes and pennies on a checkerboard, T. C. Schelling [J. Math. Sociol. 1, 143–186 (1971; Zbl 1355.91061); Micromotives and microbehavior, New York, NY: Norton (1978)] studied the link between residential preferences and segregational neighborhood patterns. While his approach clearly has methodological advantages in studying the dynamics of residential segregation, Schelling’s checkerboard model has never been rigorously analyzed. We propose an extension of the Schelling model that incorporates economic variables. Using techniques recently developed in stochastic evolutionary game theory, we mathematically characterize the model’s long-term dynamics.

MSC:

91A22 Evolutionary games
91D25 Spatial models in sociology
91B62 Economic growth models

Citations:

Zbl 1355.91061
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