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Measures of Assortativity
Biological Theory (2013)
  • Ted C Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract

This paper discusses alternative measures of assortative matching and relates them to Sewall Wright's F-statistic. We also explore applications of measures of assortativity to evolutionary dynamics. We generalize Wright's statistic to allow the possibility that some types match more assortatively than others, and explore the possibility of identifying parameters of this more general model from the observed distribution of matches by the partners' types.

Keywords
  • assortative matching,
  • cooperation
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Ted C Bergstrom. "Measures of Assortativity" Biological Theory Vol. 8 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ted_bergstrom/120/