Chains of Affection : The Structure of Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Networks 1

@inproceedings{Bearman2002ChainsOA,
  title={Chains of Affection : The Structure of Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Networks 1},
  author={Peter S. Bearman},
  year={2002}
}
This article describes the structure of the adolescent romantic and sexual network in a population of over 800 adolescents residing in a midsized town in the midwestern United States. Precise images and measures of network structure are derived from reports of relationships that occurred over a period of 18 months between 1993 and 1995. The study offers a comparison of the structural characteristics of the observed network to simulated networks conditioned on the distribution of ties; the… CONTINUE READING