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In this article, we address how the social networks of Norwegian teenagers influence their formation of social and political resources. We distinguish between youth networks that are adult-managed and networks managed by the youth involved. The analysis is based on two representative surveys,...
In cross-national comparative studies of people's social capital, there is a standard practice of measuring social capital using the size and intensity of people's networks. In this article, we discuss the validity of this practice, from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective....
In this article we study class differences, as measured by the Erikson, Goldthorpe and Portocarero (EGP) class scheme, in long-term sickness absence, and, using data from three years of the Norwegian Level of Living Survey, we investigate the possible explanatory mechanisms for these differences...
In this article, we explore marital exogamy (especially intermarriage between immigrants and natives) among 39 different immigrant groups using cross-sectional registry data for the total immigrant populations in Sweden in 2003. Immigrants who are better educated, who spend a longer time in...
Most research finds that voluntary engagement leads to more political participation. However, it is not entirely clear which type of organization encourages political participation and what skills are required. There is also some discussion about whether multiple memberships promote political...
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