Globalization, Education, and the Topology of Social Networks
AbstractThe present paper suggests a possible framework to analyze the impact of changes to the economic and social environment on the topology of networks formed. Economic (costs) and social (norms) constraints bind individuals in their ability to create ties with others. When global phenomena affect these constraints, the overall shapes of resulting networks naturally alter. I attempt to shed light on this relationship.
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-12-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-NET-2008-12-14 (Network Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2008-12-14 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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