A Theory of Self-Segregation as a Response to Relative Deprivation
AbstractWe model group formation as a response to relative deprivation. We employ a simple measure of relative deprivation. We show that the process of deprivation-induced self-selection into groups reaches a unique steady state. We study the social welfare implications of the deprivation-induced process of group formation and show that when individuals are left to pursue their betterment the resulting state tends to fall short of the best social outcome. We present several implications of the model including federalism and the demand for secession.
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