Presentation Title

Modeling Cultural Dissemination in Rural vs. Urban Regions

Faculty Mentor

Adam Landsberg

Start Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:45 PM

Location

15-1822

Session

Social Science 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

We adapt Axelrod’s Adaptive Culture Model to study cultural dissemination across rural and urban regions. We assume that agents in urban regions interact with a wider range of agents and interact more frequently than their rural counterparts. We find that increasing urban interaction frequency and/or interaction range leads to cultural homogeneity in urban regions. Increasing the interaction range in the urban regions leads to cultural homogeneity in rural regions, while increasing the frequency of interaction in urban regions has the effect of driving rural regions toward heterogeneity.

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Nov 18th, 1:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:45 PM

Modeling Cultural Dissemination in Rural vs. Urban Regions

15-1822

We adapt Axelrod’s Adaptive Culture Model to study cultural dissemination across rural and urban regions. We assume that agents in urban regions interact with a wider range of agents and interact more frequently than their rural counterparts. We find that increasing urban interaction frequency and/or interaction range leads to cultural homogeneity in urban regions. Increasing the interaction range in the urban regions leads to cultural homogeneity in rural regions, while increasing the frequency of interaction in urban regions has the effect of driving rural regions toward heterogeneity.