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Barriers to gene flow estimated by surname distribution in Italy

Barriers to gene flow estimated by surname distribution in Italy,10.1111/j.1469-1809.1993.tb00894.x,Annals of Human Genetics,G. ZEI,G. BARBUJANI,A. LI

Barriers to gene flow estimated by surname distribution in Italy   (Citations: 13)
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Journal: Annals of Human Genetics - ANN HUM GENET , vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 123-140, 1993
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    • ...Having established the high degree of nepotism in Italian academia, I took a modeling approach: what is the probability that two researchers share the same last name given some of their characteristics? One can envision a network in which two nodes (academics) are connected if they share a last name. I used logistic regression models to assess the effect of geography, institution, micro-sector and latitude on the probability of connection between nodes. The rationale is that two academics are more likely to share last names if they are geographically closer. This naturally arises from the geographical distribution of last names ...

    Stefano Allesina. Measuring Nepotism through Shared Last Names: The Case of Italian Acad...

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