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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Demographic, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Community Structure in Social Networks

  • Pablo MateosAffiliated withDepartment of Geography, University College London (UCL)

Synonyms

Assortative behavior; Community detection; Community structure; Demographic structure; Ethno-racial discrimination; Homophily; Socioeconomic stratification

Glossary

Community (in Network Analysis)

A subnetwork within a larger network that presents a significantly higher density of internal links (within links) than external ones (between links)

Ethnicity

Real or putative common ancestry, memories of a shared past, and a cultural focus upon one or more symbolic elements which define a group's identity, such as kinship, religion, language, shared territory, nationality, or physical appearance (Bulmer 1996)

Demography

The study of population characteristics and dynamics (births, deaths, gender, age, geographic distribution, and movement)

Homophily

Literally “love of the same.” In social studies is the tendency of individuals to relate with similar others

DES

Demographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic structure

Definition

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