assortative mating


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mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating

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These are statistically significantly different from zero for all models, which implies that unobserved heterogeneity in terms of household specific fixed effects--capturing, for example, assortative mating and access to social and professional networks--are important for wage determination in Thailand.
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.
Schwartz (2006), "Educational Assortative Mating and the Family Background of the Next Generation", Sociological Theory and Methods, vol.
The results of the present study showed female preferences seem to be in contrast to these aspects and assortative mating seems more preferred by females than a selection for evening type men.
Marital homophily on illicit drug use among young adults: Assortative mating or marital influence?
Significant assortative mating based on colorimetric phenotype occurred on the colony, but a low number of L.
There's anecdotal support for the assortative mating theory.
Klohnen and Luo (2005) used a couple-centered approach and looked at newlyweds' assortative mating issues.
We find a positive association between a wife's education and her husband's earnings, which can be attributed to the assortative mating effect as well as the positive effect of an educated wife on her husband's productivity.
Hence, family income inequality did not fall because of a reduction in assortative mating by income, but rather the decrease is driven by the increase in married females' labor supply for poor households and also by changes in wage inequality among married females.
The coming together of Constance and Oscar was an indubitable case of socially assortative mating.
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).
Also missing from these pages are Natacha Godbout's and Miriam Ehrensaft's work on how exposure to child abuse crystallizes into personality disorders that lead to domestic violence in both sexes; Deborah Capaldi's work on assortative mating (the choice of sexual partners with the same behavioural traits); and the police misclassification of domestic violence calls--all examples of groundbreaking new work.