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Homophily

  • By: Lindsey B. Trimble
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

The people who make up social networks—friends, co-workers, neighbors, spouses, and family members—are alike in many respects. This social phenomenon is exemplified by the colloquialism “birds of a feather flock together.” People who are similar in terms of social class, race, ...

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