chapter  3
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Homophily and Heterophily in the Position-Generated Networks in the U.S. and China

WithDAN AO

Most real social networks, however, are somewhat heterogeneous, containing some persons of diff erent attributes or heterophilous social ties. The important question to ask, then, is how are the ties with groups other than that to which a respondent belongs are formed? Are they formed randomly or with some systematic patterns?