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Nan Lin and Bonnie Erickson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234387

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.001.0001

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Why Some Occupations Are Better Known Than Others 1

Why Some Occupations Are Better Known Than Others 1

(p.331) 15 Why Some Occupations Are Better Known Than Others1
Social Capital

Bonnie H. Erickson

Oxford University Press

This chapter tries to determine why some occupations are more popular than other occupations. It examines the prestige of the occupation, its gender composition, and the number of people in the occupation. These three factors eventually affect the size of an occupation's network audience.

Keywords:   occupation, prestige, gender composition, number of employees, network audience

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