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The role of cultural leaders in the transmission of preferences. (English) Zbl 1396.91119
Summary: This paper studies the population dynamics of preference traits in a model of intergenerational cultural transmission with cultural leaders who compete for oblique socialization. We show that by adding this new channel in the transmission of preferences, i.e. cultural leaders, in steady-state, there cannot be an equilibrium with total assimilation or total integration of the population.

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91B08 Individual preferences
91D10 Models of societies, social and urban evolution
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