***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Socnetters, I am currently working on a project which looks at the friends of adolescents across different age groups. I came across an article written by Robert Crosnoe (Social Psych Quarterly 2000) which talked about friendships and the life course. This has prompted me to do a little more digging into the SNA literature, particularly how egocentric network characteristics change with age (especially during adolescence). The SNA literature on the subject is something that I am not familiar with at this point. I have come up with a handful of articles by Eder, Hallinan, and others but am sure there is more research out there. Much of what I have found is from the late 70's and 80's so I am wondering if I am missing more recent research on the subject. Can any of you point me in the right direction? I am hoping to find some solid references on how the size, density, and other characteristics of egocentric networks change during adolescence. I am more than happy to compile any advice offered in an email and post it to the list. Many thanks, Carter _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.