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Dear social networkers,

I am a first year PhD student working on personal networks and focusing on respective changes that take place when people get retired. I have been searching for sociological theories and studies, but my results so far are rather 'meager'. Most of the things I have found seem to centre on the effect that personal networks might have on 'life satisfaction', 'adaption', etc. However, I could not find 'sociological' theories of or researches focusing on the network change itself. If you know literature, etc. related to this area, I would very much appreciate your help.
One last point, does anybody know about research upon the interrelation between personal network changes and the conjugal role-relationship one has (following Elizabeth Bott's idea)?

Many thanks for all help and advice!
Achim Edelmann

PhD (Prob.) Cambridge, UK
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