DiMaggio will analyze how the choices of individual members within social networks may influence those of other members and whether these "network effects" impact inequality by reinforcing advantages or disadvantages. DiMaggio’s work focuses on whether the adoption of a given practice—migrating to a new city, using a new communication technology—by one’s friends, kin, or associates increases the likelihood that one will adopt the same practice.


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