Mireia Bolibar

Mireia Bolibar
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Sociology and Organizational Analysis

PhD in Sociology

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February 2015 - January 2016
Universität Bremen
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Publications (29)
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Precarious employment has been highlighted as a social determinant of health, given, among others, to its alleged association with chronic stress. However, few studies have been conducted analyzing such association, using both perceived stress indicators and biological markers. Accordingly, the present study analyzed the association of multidimensi...
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The COVID-19 pandemic focused public attention on youth non-compliance with restrictions, but the social and health factors underpinning this behaviour were overlooked. Hereby, we considered the complex relationships between age (16–29 vs. 30+), non-compliance, socioeconomic vulnerabilities and poor mental health using a gender perspective. Data we...
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Precarious employment has been identified as a potentially damaging stressor. Conversely , social support networks have a well-known protective effect on health and well-being. The ways in which precariousness and social support may interact have scarcely been studied with respect to either perceived stress or objective stress biomarkers. This rese...
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Comparing precarious employment (PE) across countries is essential to deepen the understanding of the phenomenon and to learn from country-specific experiences. However, this is hampered by the lack of internationally meaningful measures of PE. We aim to address this point by assessing the measurement invariance (MI) of the Employment Precariousnes...
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The PRESSED project aims to explain the links between a multidimensional measure of precarious employment and stress and health. Studies on social epidemiology have found a clear positive association between precarious employment and health, but the pathways and mechanisms to explain such a relationship are not well-understood. This project aims to...
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The world of work is facing an ongoing pandemic and an economic downturn with severe effects worldwide. Workers trapped in precarious employment (PE), both formal and informal, are among those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we call attention to at least 5 critical ways that the consequences of the crisis among workers in PE will be fe...
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The role of immigrant advocacy bodies in collaborative policy–making in cities is so far insufficiently researched. This article investigates the ties between relevant urban actors and immigrant advocacy bodies in cities in two Western European countries. We draw on an original survey in forty French and German cities as well as fieldwork in one Fr...
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This article analyses the role of different types of social capital in the integration of immigrants into the labour market of Catalonia (Spain), according to the geographical distribution and ethnic characteristics of immigrants’ contacts. It aims to test the role of social networks, human capital and the ethno-stratification of the labour market...
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Taking as a starting point the relationship between unemployment and the loss of social support put forward by the social exclusion theory, this article aims to analyse how long-term unemployment affects young people’s support networks for job seeking. To do so, it uses the framework of social network analysis. Based on data produced by a personal...
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The objective of this article is to study the role of configurations of immigrants’ personal network on their civic participation. It puts forward a theoretical framework to explain immigrants’ civic participation and traces empirically the mechanisms by which transnational and local networks demotivate or encourage different types of participation...
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The objective of this article is to study the role of configurations of immigrants' personal network on their civic participation. It puts forward a theoretical framework to explain immigrants' civic participation and traces empirically the mechanisms by which transnational and local networks demotivate or encourage different types of participation...
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Since the beginning of the recession period in Europe, unemployment has greatly affected the young adult population. In this context, Spain is regarded as an extreme case, due to its exceptionally high youth unemployment rates. This article seeks to identify the determinants that have led certain groups of Spanish young people to suffer labour mark...
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A large body of sociological literature has been accumulated regarding the role of personal networks on job insertion. On this topic, the «social resources theory» formulates the proposition that acceding (and mobilizing) better contacts enhances the chances of obtaining higher qualified jobs. Although it is reasonable to claim that job seekers ben...
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Precarious employment is both a powerful social determinant of health, well-being, and quality of life, and also a historical phenomenon linked to the power relationships between employers and employees. Employment precariousness refers to employment insecurity, individualized bargaining relations between workers and employers, low wages, limited w...
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Aquesta investigació sobre els processos d'integració social de la po-blació immigrada, se centra en el vincle entre les xarxes socials i la participació associativa. La recerca posa de manifest que la forma en què les persones immigrades desenvolupen les seves xarxes en el país d'acollida marca les seves formes de participar en l'espai associatiu...
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The objective of the paper is to show the benefits of the use of mixed methods methodology in order to account for the complex and multidimensional nature of social networks. Through an empirical research on the gendered evolution of migrants' personal networks over their settlement process, the article illustrates the depth and explanatory strengt...
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This article analyses the composition and evolution of migrants’ personal networks during their settlement process. Migration studies have emphasized the relational dimension of the migration process, but the topic has rarely been analysed systematically using social network analysis. Based on ego-network analysis and interviews with Ecuadorian and...
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The aim of this article is to identify and analyse the logic and structure of centrality measures applied to social networks. On the basis of the article by Borgatti and Everett, identifying the latent functions of centrality, we first use a survey of personal networks with 450 cases to perform an empirical study of the differences and corresponden...
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Este artículo muestra los beneficios del uso de métodos mixtos en el análisis de redes sociales. Para ello, en primer lugar, se identifican los diferentes objetivos, diseños y supuestos de dicha combinación metodológica. En segundo lugar, se ejemplifica el potencial de los diseños mixtos presentando una investigación empírica que analiza el impacto...
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El artículo expone los resultados de una investigación empírica con el objetivo de conocer la interrelación entre el capital social que poseen las asociaciones de inmigrantes y sus estrategias participativas. Se explora así el papel de las redes inter-organizativas de las asociaciones de inmigrantes en la configuración de los discursos de sus miemb...
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En aquest capítol es fa una anàlisi de la situació de la població jove en relació amb la seva activitat laboral mercantil, és a dir, el capítol se centra en el treball entès com a activitat economica que passa pel filtre del mercat i de l’intercanvi economic, en contraposicio al treball reproductiu o treball domèstic i de cura que quedaria inserit...
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The objective of these papers consists to showing some possibilities of analysis Ego-net about social Cohesion, Linking and Integration. A proposal is done in order to analyze these concepts. The data used in the illustrative examples of the concepts come from a survey of Ego-centered networks in Catalonia.
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This article compares three indices that represent the geographical dispersion of personal networks. The first index is built on the computation of distances for each Ego with their Alters and among each one them. After calculating the total distance, it is obtained the average for each Ego. The absolute value of the logarithm of this average is th...
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This article aims to present some data about the relational functions that associations have among migrant population. Thus, entails to study the debate that confronts integration and homophily theories. The first ones highlight the virtuous circle of associations and their potential for the development of social capital beyond social groups. Where...

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The objectives of this project are (1) to analyze the association between multidimensional precarious employment and chronic stress in salaried workers in Catalonia, (2) to understand the mechanisms that explain the impact of precarious work on stress, (3) to analyze health inequalities across the two previous objectives.
Archived project
An study of young adults' career paths during the Great Recession
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The project aimed to study the networks of Ecuadorean and Moroccan migrants in Catalonia and its relation with their social participation. The project had also a strong methodological focus, aiming to develop the applications of mixed methods in social network analysis.