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The Influence of Class Nonlinear Dynamics and Education on Socio-Economic Mobility

Abstract The dissertation addresses questions tied in to the challenges posed by the impact of environmental factors on the nonlinear dynamics of social upward mobility. The proportion of educated individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds is used as a proxy for the environmental impact on the status quo state.

Chapter 1 carries out a review of the mobility models found in the literature and sets the economic context of this dissertation. Chapter 2 explores a simple model that considers poor and rich classes and the impact that educational success may have on altering mobility patterns. The role of the environment is modeled through the use of a modified version of the invasion/extinction model of Richard Levins. Chapter 3 expands t... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Montalvo, Cesar Paul (Author) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Mubayi, Anuj (Advisor) / Perrings, Charles (Committee member) / Kang, Yun (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Education / Economics / Dynamics / Education / Higher / Mobility / Nonlinear / Social
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 185 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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