Homophily in voluntary organizations: status distance and the composition of face-to-face groups.


Journal Article

Recent work on the organized sources of network ties and on the social structural determinants of association are synthesized to produce several hypotheses about homophily. Friends are more similar on status dimensions than chance and this homophily is produced both by the restricted opportunity structure offered by the group and by homophilous choices made within the group. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McPherson, JM; Smith-Lovin, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 370 - 379

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/2095356

Citation Source

  • Scopus