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A comparison of wealth inequality in humans and non-humans

Abstract : HIGHLIGHTS • We present the first description of "wealth" inequality in a non-human animal • We describe the distribution of snail shells occupied by a hermit crab species • The distribution of shells resembles the common form of human wealth distributions • Hermit crabs may provide an animal model of the dynamics generating wealth inequality • Shell distribution in hermit crabs provides a baseline to compare to human inequality
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Ivan Chase, Raphaël Douady, Dianna Padilla. A comparison of wealth inequality in humans and non-humans. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, 2020, 538, pp.122962. ⟨10.1016/j.physa.2019.122962⟩. ⟨hal-03018472⟩



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