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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 629–650.
Published: 27 March 2012
...Christine R. Schwartz; Robert D. Mare Abstract This paper adapts the population balancing equation to develop a framework for studying the proximate determinants of educational homogamy. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth on a cohort of women born between 1957 and 1964, we...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2161–2186.
Published: 01 December 2022
... between high- and low-tier institutions in the context of high participation in tertiary education may clarify the mixed evidence on educational homogamy trends across countries. I apply log-linear and log-multiplicative models to analyze trends in educational assortative mating in Japan, which...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1197–1216.
Published: 24 January 2013
...Martin Dribe; Paul Nystedt Abstract Several studies have shown strong educational homogamy in most Western societies, although the trends over time differ across countries. In this article, we study the connection between educational assortative mating and gender-specific earnings in a sample...
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Demography (2010) 47 (3): 735–753.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in educational homogamy by union type are driven by selective exits from marriage and cohabitation rather than by differences in partner choice. Marriages that cross educational boundaries are particularly likely to end. The findings suggest that although cohabitors place greater emphasis on egalitarianism than...
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Demography (2013) 50 (6): 2209–2225.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Iñaki Permanyer; Joan García; Albert Esteve Abstract In this article, we explore the impacts that education expansion and increased levels in educational homogamy have had on couples’ isolated illiteracy rates, defined as the proportion of illiterates in union that are married to an illiterate...
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Published: 27 March 2012
Fig. 3 Odds of educational homogamy in prevailing marriages, new first marriages, and simulated prevailing marriages. Data are weighted using 1979 sampling weights. Estimates are from log-linear models using data from multistate life tables. Source: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth More
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Published: 27 March 2012
Fig. 4 Odds of educational homogamy in the stocks and flows of marriages. Data are weighted using 1979 sampling weights. Estimates are from log-linear models using data from multistate life tables. Wives are aged 18 to 41. Source: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79), 1979–2002 More
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Published: 15 March 2012
Fig. 1 Odds of crossing an educational barrier relative to the odds of homogamy, by community-level of migration (wives aged 18–40), Mexico. Odds are computed based on Model 4 for Mexico (see Table  5 ). Categories for community-level migration are as follows: LL: low levels of male and female More
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 621–646.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Christine R. Schwartz; Robert D. Mare Abstract This paper reports trends in educational assortative marriage from 1940 to 2003 in the United States. Analyses of census and Current Population Survey data show that educational homogamy decreased from 1940 to 1960 but increased from 1960 to 2003. From...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 183–208.
Published: 21 January 2015
... and education, and changing propensities that allow for greater educational homogamy and reduced educational asymmetries—to future population projections. Future population prospects for India indicate three trends that will impact marriage patterns: (1) female deficit in sex ratios at birth; (2) declining...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 867–887.
Published: 26 May 2012
..., educational homogamy declined. Using register data on the exact incomes of the whole population, we find that change in assortative mating increased income inequality but that these changes were driven by changes in the educational distributions of men and women rather than in the propensity for people...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 123–145.
Published: 01 February 2023
... ; Smits 2003 ; Smits and Park 2009 ; Smits et al. 1998 ). Marriage within the same status group, or homogamy , limits interaction and mobility between groups, exacerbating social inequality within and between generations (for a review, see Schwartz 2013 ). Educational assortative marriage...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 571–602.
Published: 01 April 2021
... empowerment ( De Hauw et al. 2017 ; Esteve et al. 2012 )—might be playing out differently in SSA. One challenge in studies of assortative mating ( determinants ) is to determine whether increases in educational homogamy—male and female partners having the same level of education—arise because of secular...
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Demography (2005) 42 (2): 323–345.
Published: 01 May 2005
... or educational homogamy). BACKGROUND Demographic Developments The first Latvian republic was created in 1918 after Latvia had been a part of the Rus- sian empire for centuries. In 1940, the Soviets occupied Latvia, and in 1941 Latvia was forcefully incorporated into the Soviet Union. Interrupted by the German...
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2265–2289.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to experience educational homogamy ( Blackwell 1998 ). These differences in marriage outcomes by parents' socioeconomic status are analogous to the differences observed in income or occupational status outcomes, suggesting that marriage experiences may be a candidate for a similar equalization process...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1219–1242.
Published: 13 June 2015
... and Mare ( 2005 ) found intriguing evidence that the strength of educational sorting by level of education has varied over time. Specifically, they found that rising educational homogamy in the 1960s reflected an increased likelihood of college graduates to marry each other. From the 1970s, however...
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Demography (1997) 34 (2): 263–276.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Variable Affinity Asian American Woman References Alba R.D. ( 1976 ). Social Assimilation Among American Catholic National-Origin Groups . American Sociological Review , 41 , 1030 – 46 . 10.2307/2094801 Bernard J. ( 1966 ). Note on Educational Homogamy in Negro-White...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 527–550.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of economic homogamy has its roots in a wide range of demographic transformations, including marital delay, fertility decline, and improvement in women's education and labor force participation ( Lichter and Qian 2019 ). It has important implications for social inequality by reshaping the composition...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 449–476.
Published: 15 March 2012
...Fig. 1 Odds of crossing an educational barrier relative to the odds of homogamy, by community-level of migration (wives aged 18–40), Mexico. Odds are computed based on Model 4 for Mexico (see Table  5 ). Categories for community-level migration are as follows: LL: low levels of male and female...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 349–369.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and Park (2009) have shown that educational homogamy (i.e., marriage between people of the same education level) is higher among college graduates in East Asian societies than in other countries. Studies of educational assortative mating in China have mostly examined educational intermarriage between...