The emergence of groups in the evolution of friendship networks

Evelien P.H. Zeggelink, Frans N. Stokman, Gerhard G. van der Bunt

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Friendship networks usually show a certain degree of segmentation: subgroups of friends. The explanation of the emergence of such groups from initially dyadic pair friendships is a difficult but important problem. In this paper we attempt to provide a first contribution to the explanation of subgroup formation in friendship networks by using the LS set as a definition for a friendship group. We construct a dynamic individual oriented model of friendship formation and provide preliminary simulation results that give an idea of how to continue the process of explaining group formation.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)29-55
Aantal pagina's27
TijdschriftJournal of Mathematical Sociology
Volume21
Nummer van het tijdschrift1-2
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1996

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