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Purchase patterns, socioeconomic status, and political inclination

Dong, Xiaowen and Jahani, Eaman and Morales, Alfredo J. and Bozkaya, Burçin and Lepri, Bruno and Pentland, Alex (2016) Purchase patterns, socioeconomic status, and political inclination. (Accepted/In Press)

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze millions of credit card transaction records during several months for tens of thousands of individuals from two different countries and show that, purchase patterns are strongly correlated with important societal indices such as socioeconomic status and political inclination. Our results suggest the possibility of understanding and predicting the evolution of such societal indices from purchase behavioral patterns, potentially at high temporal and spatial resolutions.

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ID Code:33520
Deposited By:Burçin Bozkaya
Deposited On:07 Sep 2017 14:52
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