9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN33 Women's and Gender Studies

2009-09-03 15:30:00 2009-09-03 17:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 15:30 - 17:00 The Social Reproduction of Gender Inequalities Building II, C4.02

Gender and Personal Networks in Spain at the beginning of XXI century

Gender and Personal Networks in Spain at the beginning of XXI Century.
This research is an empirical analysis of the relationship between the structure of personal networks and gender in Spain at the beginning of a new century (XXI).
The main objective is included into a general one that is related to a I+D Project : Social Networks as articulators of the Social Support, that pretends to know how personal networks contribute to offer an important informal social support in Spain and the rest of European countries.

The research pretend to answer the following questions: Which are the main characteristics of personal networks according to their sex? Which are the similarities and the disparities between personal networks by sex? Are there any correlation between the social support giving by a person and the type of network to which he or she belongs to? And Are there any different level of personal satisfaction according to the kind of the social support giving and the sex of the person who offer it?
Firstly a descriptive analysis has been carried out to know the structure of the personal networks by sex. And afterwards an analysis has been carried out applying a regression to determine the influence on the informal social support of the age, marital status, educational level, activity, habitat since a gender perspective. The data is based on The International Social Survey Programme 2001, Social Networks II.