Formation of Social Class: A Network Theory Approach
사회계층의 형성: 네트워크 이론적 접근
- Seungjoon Roh
- 사회과학대학 경제학부
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 경제학부, 2015. 8. 김진우.
- This paper studies the underlying incentives of social class formation. I use the network model of favor exchange developed in Jackson et al. (2012), and extend it to more generalized case where each agent has their own capacity of value, which they can deliver through doing a favor. I verify that even in the heterogeneous value case, the network that is renegotiation-proof and robust to social contagion must take the form of social quilt suggested in Jackson et al. (2012), and the agents in robust network are not connected to those who have significantly lower value than his own value. This suggests that the social class is formed because of the peoples incentive to not to connected with other people with lower social status.