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The Network Structure of Local and Extra-Local Voluntary Participation: The Role of Core Social Networks


  • Michael J. Stern
  • Andrew S. Fullerton


First, we evaluate whether structural characteristics of people's family and friend social networks are associated with involvement in local and extra-local civic participation. Second, we examine the interactions between social network attributes and personal characteristics on varied forms of participation. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Michael J. Stern & Andrew S. Fullerton, 2009. "The Network Structure of Local and Extra-Local Voluntary Participation: The Role of Core Social Networks," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(3), pages 553-575.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:3:p:553-575

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    1. Nan Lin & Paul W. Dayton & Peter Greenwald, 1978. "Analyzing the Instrumental Use of Relations in the Context of Social Structure," Sociological Methods & Research, , vol. 7(2), pages 149-166, November.
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