TITLE

On Measuring Personal Connections and the Extent of Social Networks

AUTHOR(S)
Pattanaik, Prasanta K.; Yongsheng Xu
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Analyse & Kritik;dez2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p290
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The notions of personal connection and social networks are key ingredients of the increasingly important concept of social capital in social sciences in general and in economics in particular. This paper discusses the problem of measuring personal connection and the extent of social networks that may exist in a society. For this purpose we develop several conceptual and analytical frameworks. In the process, we axiomatically characterize several measures of personal connection and social networks.
ACCESSION #
28774581

 

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