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Longitudinal analysis of personal networks. The case of Argentinean migrants in Spain
Lubbers, Miranda J. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural)
Molina, José Luis (Molina González) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural)
Lerner, Jürgen (University of Konstanz. Department of Computer and Information Science)
Brandes, Ulrik (University of Konstanz. Department of Computer and Information Science)
Ávila, Javier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural)
McCarty, Christopher (University of Florida. Bureau of Economic and Business Research)

Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper discusses and illustrates various approaches for the longitudinal analysis of personal networks (multilevel analysis, regression analysis, and SIENA). We combined the different types of analyses in a study of the changing personal networks of immigrants. Data were obtained from 25 Argentineans in Spain, who were interviewed twice in a two-year interval. Qualitative interviews were used to estimate the amount of measurement error and to isolate important predictors. Quantitative analyses showed that the persistence of ties was explained by tie strength, network density, and alters’ country of origin and residence. Furthermore, transitivity appeared to be an important tendency, both for acquiring new contacts and for the relationships among alters. At the network level, immigrants’ networks were remarkably stable in composition and structure despite the high turnover. Clustered graphs have been used to illustrate the results. The results are discussed in light of adaptation to the host society.
Note: Premi a l'excel·lència investigadora. 2010
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; altres ; acceptedVersion
Subject: PREI 2010 ; Personal network analysis ; Social networks ; Migration ; Clustered graphs
Published in: Social Networks, Vol. 32, Núm. 1 (2010) , p. 91-104, ISSN 0378-8733

DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2009.05.001


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