The chief attraction of mathematics is its beauty. It is customary, nonetheless, to catalog the usefulness of mathematics. Accordingly, this paper shows how aspects of three quite different sociological problems - assortative mating and the rise of gender inequality, the sense of justice, and economic and political upheavals and societal transformations - have an identical underlying mathematical structure. Thus, progress in understanding the three sets of phenomena is linked; any new result obtained for one problem will shed light on the other two.
- Distribution of a function of random variables
- Gender inequality
- Social and political upheaval
- Social justice
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science