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Overview of attention for article published in Theory & Society, January 1998
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 267)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
1 blog


1878 Dimensions

Readers on

1620 Mendeley
Published in
Theory & Society, January 1998
DOI 10.1023/a:1006884930135

Michael Woolcock

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 1,620 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 49 3%
United Kingdom 37 2%
Germany 15 <1%
South Africa 7 <1%
Spain 7 <1%
Netherlands 5 <1%
Australia 5 <1%
Denmark 4 <1%
Argentina 4 <1%
Other 57 4%
Unknown 1430 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 467 29%
Student > Master 287 18%
Researcher 212 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 133 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 93 6%
Other 427 26%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 702 43%
Business, Management and Accounting 230 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 200 12%
Unspecified 122 8%
Environmental Science 80 5%
Other 285 18%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2019.
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Altmetric has tracked 13,603,158 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 267 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 151,648 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 6 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 4 of them.