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The effect of commuting on the income assortativity of social network ties
28 July 2021 , 09:45 – 10:00 CEST
Conference talk at IC2S2
Authors: Eszter Bokanyi, Sándor Juhász, Márton Karsai and Balazs Lengyel
In this work, we investigate home-work locations and mutual followership ties of Twitter users from the top 50 metropolitan areas of the United States. We find that despite the heterogeneity of spatial structures in cities, above median commuting reduces the income assortativity of social networks by 30% on average.