Recognizing modes of acculturation in personal networks of migrants

Ulrik Brandes, Jurgen Lerner, Miranda J. Lubbers, Christopher McCarty, Jose Luis Molina, Uwe Nagel
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
An individual's personal network encodes social contacts as well as relations among them. Personal networks are therefore considered to be characteristic and meaningful variables of individuals-supplementing more traditional characteristics such as age, gender, race, or job position. We analyze an ensemble of several hundred personal networks of migrants using a recently introduced classification method. As a result, individuals are partitioned into groups defined by similarity of their
more » ... ty of their personal networks, and abstract summaries of classes are obtained. From the analysis we can conclude that Berry's modes of acculturation feature prominently in the empirical data.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.478 fatcat:txpom4qaovdf7kzpgkd56tl23u