(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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Tipping and residential segregation : a unified Schelling model

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A Schelling-type checkerboard model of residential segregation is presented, formulated as a spatial game. It shows that although every agent prefers to live in a mixed-race neighborhood, complete segregation is observed almost all of the time. A concept of tipping is defined, which is crucial for understanding the dynamics of segregation. Complete segregation emerges and persists in the checkerboard model precisely because tipping is less likely to occur to such residential patterns. Agent-based simulations are used to illustrate how an integrated residential area is tipped into complete segregation and why this process is irreversible.


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 51, no1 [pp. 167-193]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1467-9787.2010.00671.x

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