Apr 24th, 5pm, Paolo Parigi presents: The Emerging Structure of an Occupational Field

Please join us for our next meeting of the Money, Markets and Governance workshop, joint with Politics, History and Society Workshop, on Tuesday, April 24th, at 5 – 6:30 PM, in classroom 305 in the Social Science Research Building (note the change in location).

Paolo Parigi

Lead Trust Analyst, Airbnb and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

The Emerging Structure of a Field:
A New Methodology for Bipartite Networks


Jim Murphy, PhD Candidate, Sociology, University of Chicago

Abstract: We propose a novel method to explicate an emergent structure of a field of social groups starting with a random sample of individuals. We illustrate our approach by leveraging a two mode ego-occupation network data collected on a sample of 6,000 Japanese. Results show a segregated and polarized emergent structure of the occupational field in Japan. We further tested the characteristics of the emergent structure using an agent base model simulation. We identified two key mechanisms — status and geographical homophily – that produced networks consistent with the observed field of occupations in Japan.

For accessibility or other concerns please contact the workshop coordinator at yanivr {at} uchicago {dot} edu


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