Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Demographic, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Community Structure in Social Networks

  • Pablo Mateos
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_224


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


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)


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


Demographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic structure


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)


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


The social web has created a resource with an enormous...

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Recommended Reading

  1. Bisgin H, Agarwal N, Xu X (2010) Investigating homophily in online social networks. In: 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM international conference on web intelligence and intelligent agent technology, IEEE, Toronto, Aug 2010, pp 533–536. Available: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=5616320

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIESAS Research CenterGuadalajaraMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Huan Liu
    • 1
  • Lei Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Chief Data Scientist, Clari Inc.SunnyvaleUSA