It's not who you know, it's how you know them: Who exchanges what with whom?

  title={It's not who you know, it's how you know them: Who exchanges what with whom?},
  author={Gabriele Plickert and Rochelle R. C{\^o}t{\'e} and Barry Wellman},
  journal={Social Networks},
Reciprocity – doing for others if they have done for you – is a key way people mobilize resources to deal with daily life and seize opportunities. In principle, reciprocity (the Golden Rule) is a universal norm. In practice, it is variable. Personal networks rarely operate as solidarities and as such, people cannot count on all the members of their networks to provide help all the time. Rather, social support comes uncertainly from a variety of ties in networks. This paper uses survey research… CONTINUE READING

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