Evolutions of personal networks across time: A comparison between France and the USA

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This project aims to compare and understand the evolution of sociability and personal networks in France and the United States of America. It aims to share data collected in both countries and to articulate two scales: a macro-sociological analysis of the evolution of personal networks and sociability over the past 30 years in both countries and a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the evolution of personal networks along life courses based on very detailed data on a small sample. By multiplying international comparisons and scales of analysis, we seek to understand how sociability evolves in Western societies in order to understand better the structures of social cohesion and their evolution.

Claude Fischer
Claude Fischer
Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
France PI
Guillaume Favre
Guillaume Favre
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès