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Homosocial Reproduction

  • By: Lauren A. Rivera
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Homosocial reproduction refers to the tendency of people to select incumbents who are socially similar to themselves. Selection on social similarity plays a crucial role in shaping the demographic composition of organizations, as well as the structure of opportunity within them. ...

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