3.10 The Schelling model of segregation

This model is one possible implementation of Thomas Schelling’s simple model of residential segregation. This implementation shows how changing the criterion for how a household decides that a prospective new location is acceptable or not can change the overall outcome quite dramatically. The original papers on this model are:

Schelling TC 1969 Models of segregation. American Economic Review 59 488–493.

Schelling TC 1971 Dynamic models of segregation. Journal of Mathematical Sociology 1 143–186.

Schelling TC 1978 Micromotives and Macrobehavior. Norton, New York.