2000), and that, in turn, promote assortative
mating preferences (Calkins & Parker 2005; Rull et al.
Perhaps as a result, the rate of assortative
mating for black women with college degrees is much lower than that for white women.
1991), "Five Decades of Assortative
Mating", American Sociological Review, vol.
It is measured on a scale where fully and randomly assortative
34, suggesting that assortative
mating by education played little, if any, role in income inequality.
According to Newman, social networks are often assortative
, whereas technical networks and biological networks are disassortative (Newman 2002).
The positive covariance is consistent with assortative
matching in the marriage and labor markets.
Also from the above correlation coefficients we observed that the networks are of assortative
type (r > 0).
Morningness has been shown as a trait subject to assortative
mating in humans (Randler & Kretz, 2011).
mating and partner influence on antisocial behavior across the life course.
This indicates that patients with bipolar disorder might tend to choose partners who also suffer from mental illness, a pattern known as assortative
This first assumption, that we tend to affiliate with like-minded individuals, is referred to as assortative
mating; however, minimal support has emerged for similarity on most personality and trait affectivity variables among married couples (Watson et al.
The research team found that pleiotropy and assortative
mating were about equally responsible for the genetic connection between height and IQ.
Finally, 40%-60%-of caregivers qualify for a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder; as with depression, the nonbiological relatives were more symptomatic than were the blood relatives, lending support to the theory of assortative
These results can be due to many causes for this excess, such as inbreeding, natural selection, fragmentation of the population, and assortative