Corpus ID: 202750019

Inequality is rising where social network segregation interacts with urban topology

  title={Inequality is rising where social network segregation interacts with urban topology},
  author={Gergo T{\'o}th and Johannes Wachs and Riccardo Di Clemente and {\'A}kos Jakobi and Bence S{\'a}gv{\'a}ri and J. Kert{\'e}sz and B. Lengyel},
  • Gergo Tóth, Johannes Wachs, +4 authors B. Lengyel
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Social networks amplify inequalities due to fundamental mechanisms of social tie formation such as homophily and triadic closure. These forces sharpen social segregation reflected in network fragmentation. Yet, little is known about what structural factors facilitate fragmentation. In this paper we use big data from a widely-used online social network to demonstrate that there is a significant relationship between social network fragmentation and income inequality in cities and towns. We find… CONTINUE READING
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