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3.10 the Schelling model of segregation

This model is one possible implementation of Thomas Schelling’s simple model of residential segregation. This implementation shows how changing the criterion for how a household decides that a prospective new location is acceptable or not can change the overall outcome quite dramatically.  The original papers on this model are:

Schelling TC 1969 Models of segregation. American Economic Review. 59, 488–493.
Schelling TC 1971 Dynamic models of segregation. Journal of Mathematical Sociology. 1, 143–186.
Schelling TC 1978 Micromotives and Macrobehavior. Norton, New York.

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