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Bielefeld Graduate School

in History and Sociology

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Andrés Cardona


Social Closure in Markets, Families, and Networks. Explaining the Emergence of Intergroup Inequality as a Result of Exclusionary Action across Contexts.

Social closure encompasses all forms of preferential or discriminatory interactions and transactions among groups or categorically bounded individuals that accrue or secure benefits to one group by means of excluding others, both intentionally and unintentionally. My dissertation explored how social closure produces intergroup inequality in the context of labor markets, families, and personal networks. To investigate closure in different contexts agent-based simulation (ABM) and social network analysis (SNA) were used.

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