Social Networks of Participants in Voluntary Associations

René Bekkers*, Beate Völker, Martin Van Der Gaag, Henk Flap

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter reveals aspects of networks that are connected to voluntary association membership. It studies the effects of two groups of network characteristics. The first group is composed of characteristics of resources that one can access through their ties with other people. The second group is composed of network characteristics that represent different aspects of social cohesion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Capital: An International Research Program
PublisherUnesco & Oxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191740619
ISBN (Print)9780199234387
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012


  • Aspects of social cohesion
  • Characteristics of resources
  • Network characteristics
  • Voluntary association membership


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