Spatial patterns of close relationships across the lifespan

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorJo, Hang-Hyunen_US
dc.contributor.authorSaramäki, Jarien_US
dc.contributor.authorDunbar, Robin I.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKaski, Kimmoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen
dc.description.abstractThe dynamics of close relationships is important for understanding the migration patterns of individual life-courses. The bottom-up approach to this subject by social scientists has been limited by sample size, while the more recent top-down approach using large-scale datasets suffers from a lack of detail about the human individuals. We incorporate the geographic and demographic information of millions of mobile phone users with their communication patterns to study the dynamics of close relationships and its effect in their life-course migration. We demonstrate how the close age- and sex-biased dyadic relationships are correlated with the geographic proximity of the pair of individuals, e.g., young couples tend to live further from each other than old couples. In addition, we find that emotionally closer pairs are living geographically closer to each other. These findings imply that the life-course framework is crucial for understanding the complex dynamics of close relationships and their effect on the migration patterns of human individuals.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationJo, H-H, Saramäki, J, Dunbar, R I M & Kaski, K 2014, ' Spatial patterns of close relationships across the lifespan ', Scientific Reports, vol. 4, 6988, pp. 1-7 .
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSCIENTIFIC REPORTSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 4en
dc.titleSpatial patterns of close relationships across the lifespanen
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