Melting pot or salad bowl : the formation of heterogeneous communities

@inproceedings{Tellez2015MeltingPO,
  title={Melting pot or salad bowl : the formation of heterogeneous communities},
  author={Oscar Tellez and Bryony Reich},
  year={2015}
}
Relatively little is known about what determines whether a heterogenous population ends up in a cooperative or divisive situation. This paper proposes a theoretical model to understand what social structures arise in heterogeneous populations. Individuals face a trade-off between cultural and economic incentives: an individual prefers to maintain his cultural practices, but doing so can inhibit interaction and economic exchange with those who adopt different practices. We find that a small… CONTINUE READING

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