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Birds of a Feather: Homophily in Social Networks
Similarity breeds connection. This principle—the homophily principle—structures network ties of every type, including marriage, friendship, work, advice, support, information transfer, exchange,
Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades
Have the core discussion networks of Americans changed in the past two decades? In 1985, the General Social Survey (GSS) collected the first nationally representative data on the confidants with whom
Homophily in voluntary organizations: Status distance and the composition of face-to-face groups.
Recent work on the organized sources of network ties and on the social structural determinants of association are synthesized to produce several hypotheses about homophily. These hypotheses are
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Homophily
behavioral, and intrapersonal characteristics. Homophily limits people's social worlds in a way that has powerful implications for the infor- mation they receive, the attitudes they form, and the
THE GENDER SYSTEM AND INTERACTION
▪ Abstract The gender system includes processes that both define males and females as different in socially significant ways and justify inequality on the basis of that difference. Gender is
Gender, children, and social contact : The effects of childrearing for men and women
The authors investigate the impact of childrearing on men's and women's social networks, using a probability sample of residents of 10 Great Plains towns. Data support the hypotheses that social
Social Distance in the United States
Homophily, the tendency for similar actors to be connected at a higher rate than dissimilar actors, is a pervasive social fact. In this article, we examine changes over a 20-year period in two types
Three Faces of Identity
We review three traditions in research on identity. The first two traditions, which stress (a) the internalization of social positions and their meanings as part of the self structure and (b) the
INTERRUPTIONS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS: THE EFFECTS OF GENDER AND GROUP COMPOSITION*
Conversations both reflect and maintain social inequalities. They import hierarchical structures from larger society and help perpetuate them by creating inequalities in the ability to accomplish
Why Do Nominal Characteristics Acquire Status Value? A Minimal Explanation for Status Construction1
TLDR
It is shown that two microlevel mechanisms imply a system‐level tendency toward consensual status beliefs about a nominal characteristic, which means that if a status belief ever becomes more prevalent than its opposite, it will increase in prevalence until every person holds it.
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