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Previous research finds that…

  • Life transitions such as starting school or university, entering the workforce, marriage, divorce, parenthood and retirement are associated with changes in core discussion groups
  • Core discussion groups tend to be smaller in later years
  • Core networks are affected by institutional contexts; for example, how a day care centre structures opportunities for interaction, through drop-off and pick-up hours, field trips and meetings affects how parents form social networks

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