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Zoom Talk: Cailin O`Connor (UC Irvine)

Meeting ID: 980 1222 9580

04.11.2021 at 17:15 

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Dynamics of Inequity


In most societies, seemingly irrelevant personal factors like gender and race importantly determine patterns of resource distribution. In this talk, I will use social models to explain the ubiquity of such patterns. As I will argue, in a bargaining population, the simple addition of a social category like gender or race completely changes the expected cultural evolutionary outcomes by breaking symmetry between actors in the group. I will explore the conditions under which members of one category are expected to end up disadvantaged in these models, focusing on power imbalances.