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Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life

Author: Mario Luis Small
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010, ©2009.
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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: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Small, Mario Luis.
Unanticipated gains.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010, ©2009
(OCoLC)1085907488
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Luis Small
ISBN: 9780199764099 0199764093 9780195384352 0195384350
OCLC Number: 763349530
Notes: First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2010.
Awards: Winner of 2009 C. Wright Mills Award.
Description: x, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 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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Why do some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks than others? Exploring the experiences of New York City mothers whose children were enrolled in childcare centers,  Read more...

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