University of Hull CSI

Technical Report CSI-0012

Metapopulations, Multiplex Networks and Spatial Patch Segregation in Schelling Models

K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2015

Abstract

The Schelling model of social segregation can be made more representative of real spatial distributions of self-segregating agents using a metapopulation mechanism such as that of geographically distinct patches or regions. We explore the effects of spatial patches in Schelling models using numerical methods and compare the size and number of spatially clusters of segregated individual agents as a time-dependent phenomena. We identify some quantitative metrics and boiunds for segregation in such systems as well as some scaling properties as patch size varies with system size. We speculate on some points of comparison between a spatial patch Schelling model with that of real social scenarios.

Keywords: Schelling; segregation; agent-based model; patch size; scaling; Monte Carlo simulation

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@TechReport{CSI-0012,
        Title = {Metapopulations, Multiplex Networks and Spatial Patch Segregation in Schelling Models},
        Author = {K. A. Hawick},
        Institution = {Computer Science, University of Hull},
        Year = {2015},
        Address = {Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK},
        Month = {December},
        Number = {CSI-0012},
        Type = {CSI},
        Keywords = {Schelling; segregation; agent-based model; patch size; scaling; Monte Carlo simulation},
        Owner = {kahawick},
        Timestamp = {2016.11.07}
}


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