13 Décembre – Séminaire GREThA-Bordeaux Dév. : Linda RUA - Elisa Dienesch

16 h salle F340 du site de Pessac de l'Université de Bordeaux

  • de 13h00 à 14h00 (en visioconférence avec l'Université de Pau): Elisa Dienesch (Sciences Po Aix) présentera un article relatif à la polarisation spatiale.
  • de 16h à 17h15: Linda RUA (DIAL):

présentera l'article "Elite’s social networks: compensation or amplification of inequalities? An econometric analysis of microdata from Madagascar"
Research has proved that social networks are unevenly distributed. Some authors argue that these inequalities are reflecting, and therefore amplifying, social position inequalities; mainly because of homophily. Qualitative and theoretical works have shown that elites’ networks are even more homophilous and exclusive, notably via participation in closed clubs. Another part of the literature suggest that social networks can, precisely, compensate for disadvantage in other resources. In this paper, we test these two opposing hypothesis on a representative sample of 1,000 members of the elite in diverse spheres of power in Madagascar. I estimate the association between social background, social participation, sociodemographic characteristics and potential and mobilized networks. I find that, generally, disadvantaged groups in terms of social position are also disadvantaged in terms of social networks. I also confirm that homophily is the dominant pattern of connection among elites in Madagascar. However, some compensation mechanisms arise from the analysis. Socially disadvantaged people tend to mobilize more their networks. They also have more heterophilous potential and mobilized networks.

Jeudi 13 Décembre
GREThA, salle F340

Localisation de l’événement


Tramway ligne B, arrêt Montaigne-Montesquieu