Family and Friends: Which Types of Personal Relationships Go Together in a Network?

@article{Rzer2016FamilyAF,
  title={Family and Friends: Which Types of Personal Relationships Go Together in a Network?},
  author={Jesper Jelle R{\"o}zer and Gerald Mollenhorst and A. R. Poortman},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={127},
  pages={809-826}
}
We examine the link between family and personal networks. Using arguments about meeting opportunities, competition and social influence, we hypothesise how the presence of specific types of family members (i.e., a partner, children, parents and siblings) and non-family members (i.e., friends, neighbours and colleagues) in the network mutually affect one another. In addition, we propose that—beyond their mere presence—the active role of family members in the network strongly affects the presence… CONTINUE READING
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