The effect of population control policies on societal fragmentation

Zvi Lotker, David Peleg

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Abstract

Population control policies are proposed and in some places employed as a means towards curbing population growth. This paper is concerned with a disturbing side-effect of such policies, namely, the potential risk of societal fragmentation due to changes in the distribution of family sizes. This effect is illustrated in some simple settings and demonstrated by simulation. In addition, the dependence of societal fragmentation on family size distribution is analyzed. In particular, it is shown that under the studied model, any population control policy that disallows families of 3 or more children incurs the possible risk of societal fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2017
EditorsJana Diesner, Elena Ferrari, Guandong Xu
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349932
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Jul 2017
Event9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 31 Jul 20173 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2017

Conference

Conference9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2017
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period31/07/173/08/17

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