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The labour market on the hypercube

  • Araújo, Tanya
  • Weisbuch, Gérard

Positions offered on a labour market and workers preferences are described here by bit strings representing individual traits. We study the co-evolution of workers and firms preferences modeled by such traits. Individual “size-like” properties are controlled by binary encounters whose outcomes depend upon a recognition process. Depending upon the parameter set-up, mutual selection of workers and positions results in different types of attractors, either an exclusive niches regime or a competition regime.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

Volume (Year): 387 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 1301-1310

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Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:387:y:2008:i:5:p:1301-1310
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