Dynamic models of segregation

  title={Dynamic models of segregation},
  author={Thomas C. Schelling},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Sociology},
  • T. Schelling
  • Published 1 July 1971
  • Economics
  • Journal of Mathematical Sociology
Some segregation results from the practices of organizations, some from specialized communication systems, some from correlation with a variable that is non‐random; and some results from the interplay of individual choices. This is an abstract study of the interactive dynamics of discriminatory individual choices. One model is a simulation in which individual members of two recognizable groups distribute themselves in neighborhoods defined by reference to their own locations. A second model is… 
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