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Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life

Author: Mario Luis Small
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social capital theorists have shown that some people do better than others in part because they enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks than others? Unanticipated Gains argues that the practice and structure of the churches, colleges, firms, gyms, childcare centers, and schools in which people happen to participate routinely matter more than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fallstudiensammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Luis Small
ISBN: 9780195384352 0195384350
OCLC Number: 257556975
Awards: Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 2009.
Description: x, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Social capital and organizational embeddedness --
Childcare centers and mothers' well-being : whether mothers did better when their children were in daycare --
Opportunities and inducements : why mothers so often made friends in centers --
Weak and strong ties : whether mothers made close friends, acquaintances, or something else --
Trust and obligations : why some mothers' support networks were larger than their friendship networks --
Ties to other organizations : why mothers' most useful ties were not always social --
Organizational ties and neighborhood effects : how mothers' nonsocial ties were affected by location --
Extensions and implications.
Other Titles: Origins of network inequality in everyday life
Responsibility: Mario Luis Small.
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While social capital theorists have studied the consequences of having effective social networks, few have examined why some people have better networks than others. This book argues that the answer  Read more...

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