The Thermodynamics of Social Processes: The Teen Birth Phenomenon

  title={The Thermodynamics of Social Processes: The Teen Birth Phenomenon},
  author={Nicola Scafetta and Patti Hamilton and Paolo Grigolini Center for Nonlinear Science and University of North Texas and Denton and Texas Center for Nonlinear Science and Texas Womans University Istituto di Biofisica Cnr and area di ricerca Cnr di Pisa and Ghezzano-Pisa and Italy Pisa and Infm and Pisa and Italy.},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
We argue that a process of social interest is a balance of order and randomness, thereby producing a departure from a stationary diffusion process. The strength of this effect vanishes if the order to randomness intensity ratio vanishes, and this property allows us to reveal, although in an indirect way, the existence of a finite order to randomness intensity ratio. We aim at detecting this effect. We introduce a method of statistical analysis alternative to the compression procedures, with… 

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