Marriage, Gender, and Social Capital

Gina W F LAI*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter discusses the networks and gender differences that exist in marriages. It first identifies the factors that can possibly affect network integration among married individuals. It then checks the relationship between social capital and marital network integration. Finally, it analyzes the gender effect on network integration and its relationship to social capital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Capital
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Research Program
EditorsNan Lin, Bonnie Erickson
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780191740619
ISBN (Print)9780199234387
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Marriages
  • Network integration
  • Marital network integration
  • Gender effect
  • Gender differences


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