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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 29–40.
Published: 01 February 2000
... examine the impact of local marriage markets’ educational composition on educational assortative mating and on how sorting varies with age. We estimate a discrete-time competing-risks model of educational sorting outcomes, using individual data from the NLSY and community descriptors aggregated from...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 349–369.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Acton Jiashi Feng Abstract Existing research on assortative mating has examined marriage between people with different levels of education, yet heterogeneity in educational assortative mating outcomes of college graduates has been mostly ignored. Using data from the 2010 Chinese Family Panel Study...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 985–1005.
Published: 28 April 2017
...Pilar Gonalons-Pons; Christine R. Schwartz Abstract The growing economic resemblance of spouses has contributed to rising inequality by increasing the number of couples in which there are two high- or two low-earning partners. The dominant explanation for this trend is increased assortative mating...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 227–254.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Kate H. Choi; Patrick Denice Abstract Prior work has examined the relationship between educational assortative mating and wives' labor market participation but has not assessed how this relationship varies by race/ethnicity. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we...
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Published: 01 April 2021
Fig. 3 Educational assortative mating (s parameter), by region of sub-Saharan Africa (top panel) and household location of residence (bottom panel). U = urban; R = rural. Source : Demographic and Health Surveys. More
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Published: 01 April 2021
Fig. 4 Educational assortative mating (tau parameter), by region of sub-Saharan Africa (top panel) and household location of residence (bottom panel). U = urban; R = rural. Source : Demographic and Health Surveys. More
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Demography (1998) 35 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 August 1998
... women were no more or less likely, to marry than to cohabit with less-educated partners in 1970 and 1980. By 1990, however, educational assortative-mating patterns between these two types of unions were similar. In 1990, marriages and cohabitations involving women who were better educated than...
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Demography (2014) 51 (3): 835–856.
Published: 09 May 2014
... and whites: educational attainment will increase the odds of interracial marriage for blacks but decrease those same odds for whites. This differential effect of educational attainment on interracial marriage is distinct and separable from overall educational assortative mating —the patterns of educational...
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Demography (2015) 52 (5): 1431–1461.
Published: 02 October 2015
... status. 1 Our analyses also provide insights into the mechanisms underlying assortative mating, which are not well understood. We use cross-cohort variation in military service rates to identify these effects, essentially exploiting the fact that sharp differences in conscription rates across...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 571–602.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Fig. 3 Educational assortative mating (s parameter), by region of sub-Saharan Africa (top panel) and household location of residence (bottom panel). U = urban; R = rural. Source : Demographic and Health Surveys. ...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 449–476.
Published: 15 March 2012
...Kate H. Choi; Robert D. Mare Abstract This paper examines the relationship between migration and marriage by describing how the distributions of marital statuses and assortative mating patterns vary by individual and community experiences of migration. In Mexico, migrants and those living in areas...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 867–887.
Published: 26 May 2012
...Richard Breen; Signe Hald Andersen Abstract Many writers have expressed a concern that growing educational assortative mating will lead to greater inequality between households in their earnings or income. In this article, we examine the relationship between educational assortative mating...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1219–1242.
Published: 13 June 2015
...Emily Rauscher Abstract Modernization theory predicts that rising education should increase assortative mating by education and decrease sorting by race. Recent research suggests that effects of educational expansion depend on contextual factors, such as economic development. Using log-linear...
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Published: 13 June 2015
Fig. 2 Estimates of the strength of assortative mating by compulsory category. Based on phi parameter estimates from log-multiplicative models in Table  5 . Values higher than 1 indicate a stronger association than the noncompulsory group; values lower than 1 indicate a weaker association More
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1809–1831.
Published: 24 August 2020
... this detailed descriptive effort, we summarize the overall strength of assortative mating using yearly correlations in partners’ parental wealth to show how wealth homogamy changed over time. Finally, we test the robustness of these trends by using different measures and sample restrictions. We start...
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Published: 10 June 2020
Fig. 2 Assortative mating by education, age, family SES, and caste from 1970 to 2012. Source : 2011–2012 India Human Development (IHDS). More
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2265–2289.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., in particular, marriage? When and whom one marries have important implications for economic and family stability, with marriage acting as a social safety net, encouraging joint long-term investments, and potentially producing dual-earner families. I focus on the marriage timing and assortative mating patterns...
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Demography (2010) 47 (2): 481–502.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Florencia Torche Abstract Educational assortative mating and economic inequality are likely to be endogenously determined, but very little research exists on their empirical association. Using census data and log-linear and log-multiplicative methods, I compare the patterns of educational...
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Demography (2019) 56 (3): 835–862.
Published: 21 March 2019
... and changes in social and behavioral factors led to reduced mortality, inequality grew stronger and was reflected by more intense assortative mating, and the country underwent a massive educational expansion. Each of these factors influenced the formation and dissolution of first marriages over this period...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2161–2186.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Fumiya Uchikoshi Abstract Research on educational assortative mating has devoted much attention to educational expansion but has been less focused on a concurrent trend of importance: growing differentiation among higher education institutions. In this study, I examine whether the bifurcation...
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