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Core networks and tie activation: what kinds of routine networks allocate resources in nonroutine situations?
Social resources research has linked activated ties to outcomes-but not to the core networks from which the ties came. This study shifts the focus to the question of how networks allocate resources.Expand
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Revisiting the rural-urban contrast : Personal networks in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan settings
Abstract To revisit the rural-urban contrast, we use data from non-metropolitan and metropolitan subsamples of the 1985 General Social Survey to test whether, compared to personal networks in urbanExpand
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Community Attachment in a Rural Setting: A Refinement and Empirical Test of the Systemic Model1
As they examine the complex issues currently facing rural America, rural sociologists draw increasingly on studies of community attachment. Because this research tradition has established theExpand
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Situational Contingencies Surrounding the Receipt of Informal Support
The social support strand of network analysis has confirmed the importance of taking seriously the personal network context in studies of informal support. But, as recent reviews make clear, it hasExpand
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Neighborhood Disadvantage, Network Social Capital, and Depressive Symptoms
Research on why neighborhood disadvantage matters for health focuses on the capacity of neighborhoods to regulate residents’ behavior through informal social control. The authors extend this researchExpand
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The Southern Region: A Test of the Hypothesis of Cultural Distinctiveness
Analysts use a variety of indicators to assess whether the South remains a distinctive cultural region, and reach different conclusions. This analysis examined the distinctiveness of the South by c...
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Contextualizing Health Outcomes: Do Effects of Network Structure Differ for Women and Men?
Although previous research demonstrated that networks matter for health-related outcomes, few studies have investigated the possibility that network effects may differ between women and men. In aExpand
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Social networks, marital status, and well-being
Recent research demonstrates both the role social networks play in well-being through the provision of social support and the connection between marital status and well-being. Research has alsoExpand
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Exploring the structural contexts of the support process: social networks, social statuses, social support, and psychological distress
Despite the long-standing interest of sociologists in the impact of social structure on the psychological well-being of individuals, the structural contexts of the support process remainExpand
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Social Networks, Social Circles, and Job Satisfaction
This paper tests the proposition that social networks serve as a social resource which affects job satisfaction through the provision of social support. Drawing from the literature on jobExpand
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