According to Newman, social networks are often assortative
, whereas technical networks and biological networks are disassortative (Newman 2002).
First, agent based modelling will be used as a method to study assortative
Also if marriage-making market is active with positive assortative
matching, it may induce preference for less children for a couple who are both educated (both such husband and wife may also be more likely to be well-placed in terms of labour force with higher education) and may also translate into lesser fertility level for females in case preference of the male for an educated spouse are for higher quality of future children.
Murray argues that the main engine of class segregation has been "homogamy" or assortative
mating driven by increased education.
network formation and assortative
mixing) into explanations of problems related to outlets.
We put these alternative contract forms and agent types to an evolutionary test via a process that recognizes both biological considerations, in terms of fitness, and (corporate) culture, in terms of selection with assortative
The tables indicate that positive assortative
mating also occurs with respect to labor market outcomes.
For example, variation in mate choice signals can lead to or maintain population divergence through assortative
mating (Saetre et al.
Unmarried parents tend to be of lower socioeconomic standing, face poorer prospects in the marriage market, and have lower incentives for assortative
mating (Brown 2004; Garfinkel, Glei, and McLanahan, 2002; Rosenzweig, 1999).
This provides a window into how major sexual selection models, such as sensory biases and assortative
mating, may be explained by a common, nutritional and narcissistic currency," McGraw added.
In various ways these ecological adaptations can lead to assortative
mating and possible speciation.
Sociologists have also noted a tendency for positive assortative
mating with respect to education (Mare 1991), which in turn appears to be related to the incidence of reported disabilities (Berkowitz and Hill 19 89).
Plumage characteristics, reproductive investment, and assortative
mating in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor).
Particular attention is given to the role of assortative
matching on education in explaining marriage patterns of second-generation immigrants.
Among the topics are institutions and the beginnings of economic growth in 18th-century Britain, the coevolution of institutions and preferences, politics and income distribution, income distribution and the interaction between cycles and growth, the effects of bureaucrats' rent-seeking activity on market failures within poor institutions, evidence from Greek regions on the role of human capital in economic growth, adult longevity and economic take-off from Malthus to Ben-Prath, exploring assortative
mating among the bright and wealthy, and interaction between economic and social variables.