Social Ties at the Neighborhood Level Two Decades of GSS Evidence

@inproceedings{Guest1999SocialTA,
  title={Social Ties at the Neighborhood Level Two Decades of GSS Evidence},
  author={Avery Mason Guest and Susan Wierzbicki},
  year={1999}
}
Using the General Social Survey, the authors analyze trends in socializing with neighbors and with friends outside the neighborhood from 1974 to 1996. Consistent with arguments about a declining attachment to neighborhood, results show a linear trend toward less socializing within the neighborhood and more outside it. In addition, the data suggest that people are increasingly specializing in either neighborhood or extra neighborhood social ties. However, the evidence for less neighborhood… CONTINUE READING

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