From neighbors to school friends? How adolescents’ place of residence relates to same-ethnic school friendships


Kruse, Hanno ; Smith, Sanne ; Tubergen, Frank van ; Maas, Ineke


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.07.004
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Social Networks
Volume: 44
Page range: 130-142
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0378-8733
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This study examines to what extent adolescents’ place of residence is related to the opportunities and the preferences to befriend same-ethnic classmates. Analyzing 3345 students within 158 German and Dutch school classes, we find that sharing a neighborhood provides additional meeting opportunities to become friends in class as adolescents are likely to befriend classmates who live nearby them or who live nearby a friend of them (propinquity mechanism). However, this hardly explains why adolescent friendship networks in school classes tend to be ethnically homogeneous. Also, we find no convincing evidence that an adolescent's preference for same-ethnic friends in class varies with the share of outgroup members in his/her neighborhood (exposure mechanism).

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Kruse, Hanno ; Smith, Sanne ; Tubergen, Frank van ; Maas, Ineke (2016) From neighbors to school friends? How adolescents’ place of residence relates to same-ethnic school friendships. Social Networks Amsterdam [u.a.] 44 130-142 [Article]


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