Understanding Why Race, Ethnicity And Nativity

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4.3 Focused analysis on main ODW We now focus on understanding why ‘Race, ethnicity and nativity’, (i.e., culture), and ‘Household economic characteristics’ (i.e., household as an economic agent) are the most well connected determinant nodes in the ODW network. The visualization in Figure 6a offers a graphical overview of the ODW network removing the links that do not directly connect culture determinant. This visualization displays this node high connectivity within the model (links with 88.89% of other determinants) as a reason behind its main relevance, leaving out just two nodes, ‘Household type’ and ‘Occupational standing’. Similarly, a black loop around the node represents the determinant´s own weight (26.54) that renders its number of inner links adjusted by the amount of binary nodes. Culture determinant`s incoming (54%) and outgoing (46%) connections afforded for both supportive and influencing roles in the model, although the supportive role prevailed as the ratio between the outgoing and incoming (out/in) links was 0.86. This supportive role had likewise been preeminent in the subset of cyclic relationships established with other nodes by both incoming and outgoing links, which accounted for 76.92% of the culture node’s connections, as the out/in link weight ratio remained below the unit for all the cases (0.14 in average). Culture stronger cyclic relationships stood with the nodes of household ‘geographic characteristics’ and ‘economy’. With statistically
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