Homophily

Topic:

Networks

Definition:

“Homophily is the principle that a contact between similar people occurs at a higher rate than among dissimilar people.”

References

McPherson, M., Smith-Lovin, L., Cook, J.M. 2001. Birds of a feather: Homophily in social networks. Annu. Rev. Sociol. 27(1):415–444.

Last Updated:

Nov. 2020
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