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dc.contributor.authorDiMaggio, Paul
dc.contributor.authorGarip, Filiz
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T19:11:21Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationDiMaggio, Paul, and Filiz Garip. 2011. How network externalities can exacerbate intergroup inequality. American Journal of Sociology 116(6): 1887-1933.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9602en_US
dc.identifier.issn1537-5390en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10139292
dc.description.abstractThe authors describe a common but largely unrecognized mechanism that produces and exacerbates intergroup inequality: the diffusion of valuable practices with positive network externalities through social networks whose members differentially possess characteristics associated with adoption. The authors examine two cases: the first, to explore the mechanism's implications and, the second, to demonstrate its utility in analyzing empirical data. In the first, the diffusion of Internet use, network effects increase adoption's benefits to associates of prior adopters. An agent-based model demonstrates positive, monotonic relationships, given externalities, between homophily bias and intergroup inequality in equilibrium adoption rates. In the second, rural-urban migration in Thailand, network effects reduce risk to persons whose networks include prior migrants. Analysis of longitudinal individual-level migration data indicates that network homophily interacts with network externalities to induce divergence of migration rates among otherwise similar villages.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1086/659653en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleHow Network Externalities Can Exacerbate Intergroup Inequalityen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Sociologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorGarip, Filiz
dc.date.available2013-01-07T19:11:21Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/659653*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGarip, Filiz


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