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Scaling Laws and Dynamics of Sexual Activity with Interracial and Multi-Ethnic Mixing

A stochastic model that simulates the processes of pair formation and dissolution among interracial and multi-ethnic mixing groups is presented. Extensive simulations are carried out with the probabilities of mixing and pair-dissolution taken from published data and specific parametric families of distributions. Scaling laws associated with the distribution of partnerships, the average number of partners and its variability are identified. Connections to recent work on scale-free and small world networks are discussed.

Article Number:
BU-1644-M

Year:
2003

Authors:
J. Bracamonte, South Mountain Community College
M. Gorritz, University of Texas at San Antonio
G. Martinez, California Polytechnic University
C. Nesmith, St. Mary's College of Maryland
G. Chowell, Cornell University

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