Life course preferences, sibling ties and the geographical dispersion of sibling networks
2013 (English)In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 19, no 5, 594-609 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using Swedish register data, we analyse how life course preferences and sibling ties are related to the geographical dispersion of siblings. We argue that life course preferences and siblings ties are influenced by siblings' socio-demographic characteristics, by similarities and differences between them, and by their family background. The measurement of geographical dispersion, the nearest neighbour index, allows us to go beyond dyadic relationships and investigate entire networks. Results from the OLS regression analysis show that life course preferences are related to the dispersion of siblings, and that differences between siblings are associated with a greater geographical dispersion than similarities are. Sibling ties developed during childhood also seem to be associated with the dispersion of sibling networks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2013. Vol. 19, no 5, 594-609 p.
geographical dispersion, nearest neighbour index, sibling ties, life course, Sweden
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59689DOI: 10.1002/psp.1742OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-59689DiVA: diva2:556265