Universal evolution patterns of degree assortativity in social networks

Bin Zhou, Xin Lu, Petter Holme

Social Networks
Volume 63, October 2020, Pages 47-55

 

• A universal rise-and-fall pattern for assortativity is found in empirical networks
• The bidirectional selection model can re-construct the evolution of assortativity
• Heterogeneity of social status may drive the network evolution towards self-optimization
• The social status gap plays an important role for the evolution of network assortativity

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