Segregation in the Classroom an Empirical Test of the Schelling Model

  title={Segregation in the Classroom an Empirical Test of the Schelling Model},
  author={Gabriele Ruoff and Gerald Schneider},
Schelling’s segregation model, one of the most influential contributions to the theory of collective choice, has almost exclusively been applied to the study of the housing market. We employ this analytical framework for a field experiment on the seating decisions within a classroom and thus a low-cost decision-making situation. In contrast to residential choices, individuals face minimal costs when choosing a seat and cannot within our subject pool reduce their neighbourhood choices to a… CONTINUE READING

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