The Effects of Mobility on Neighbourhood Social Ties
AbstractThis research examines the strength of people's ties with close neighbours and the sensitivity thereof to changes in residential mobility, access to modes of public and private transport, and changes in the availability of modern communications technologies using the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). All forms of mobility have increased over time and are negatively associated with visiting neighbours. With further increases in mobility, close neighbours may become less relevant. Nevertheless, presently the incidence of visits with neighbours is sizeable; in contrast to the frequent assertion in the literature that the neighbourhood is of no importance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 175.
Length: 43 p.
Date of creation: 2009
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Neighbourhood; Social interactions; Mobility; Transport; Internet; Family ties;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-05-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LTV-2009-05-23 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2009-05-23 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2009-05-23 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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