Network Composition, Individual Social Capital and Culture: Comparing Traditional and Post-Modernized Ethnic Groups
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 Last revised: 18 Jan 2016
Date Written: April 9, 2014
This article deals with the influence of cultural background on the sources of social capital. We analyse four different culture groups – Czechs and Russians representing post-modernized cultures and Dagestanis and Chechens representing traditional cultures. Applying univariate comparisons and Structural Equation Modelling, our results indicate a clear difference between post-modern and traditional cultures. Postmodernity seems to come along with less family network density and greater formal network size; however, also with higher family social capital access than traditionalism. No clear distinction can be drawn regarding size of friendship network and social capital accessed by the friendship network.
Keywords: individual social capital, social networks, culture, modernization, tradition, resource generator
JEL Classification: D85
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