Raising network resources while raising children? Access to social capital by parenthood status, gender, and marital status

@article{Song2012RaisingNR,
  title={Raising network resources while raising children? Access to social capital by parenthood status, gender, and marital status},
  author={Lijun Song},
  journal={Social Networks},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={241-252}
}
Does raising non-adult children facilitate or restrict access to social capital as network resources? Using data from a national sample of adults in the United States, I do not find evidence for the direct effect of parenthood on the three dimensions of social capital (diversity, extensity, and quality), but instead I find evidence for its interaction effects on the quality of social capital. There is marginal evidence that parenthood status is associated with the quality of social capital… CONTINUE READING

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