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Socioeconomic correlations in communication networks

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In this work we study the socioeconomic structure of a communication network by combining mobile communication records and bank credit informations of a large number of individuals living in Mexico. We provide empirical evidences about present economic unbalances suggesting not only the distribution of wealth but also the distribution of debts to follow the Pareto principle. Further we study the internal and interconnected structure of socioeconomic groups. Through a weighted core analysis we signal assortative correlations between people regarding their economic capacities, and show the existence of “rich-clubs” indicating present social stratification in the social structure.
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hal-01135835 , version 1 (26-03-2015)


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Yannick Leo, Eric Fleury, Carlos Sarraute, José Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin, Màrton Karsai. Socioeconomic correlations in communication networks. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE (IC2S2 2015), Jun 2015, Helsinki, Finland. ⟨hal-01135835⟩
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