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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 171–194.
Published: 09 January 2020
... on South Korea, we consider a very different scenario in which changing educational composition of the marriage market reduces the demographic feasibility of such marriages. Analyses of 1% microsamples of the 1990 and 2010 Korean censuses show that changes in the availability of potential spouses...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1845–1871.
Published: 26 April 2013
... Matlab data are consistent with a theory linking consanguinity to credit constraints, but other models may also predict some of these same patterns. Ruling out all other theories with full confidence would require us to specify and estimate a model of the marriage market in which all relevant attributes...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1971) 8 (4): 549–569.
Published: 01 November 1971
... other population transformations, but embodies a constraint such that, in general, the marriage regime cannot be strictly stable over time. The approach is applied to study the “marriage squeeze,” the alteration in marriage patterns that results from an imbalance in the “marriage market” or numbers of...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 849–875.
Published: 24 April 2018
... for exchange, both as complements and substitutes. We apply conditional logit models to show how patterns of assortative mating among never-married and previously married persons are subject to local marriage market opportunities and constraints. The results reveal that previously married individuals...
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Demography (1992) 29 (2): 247–264.
Published: 01 May 1992
... nonemployed males. Only a small proportion of the racial difference in nonmarital fertility appears attributable to differences in the marriage markets of black and of white women. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1992 1992 Marriage Market Unmarried Woman Marriage Rate...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 29–40.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Susan K. Lewis; Valerie K. Oppenheimer Abstract Whether local marriage market conditions shape marriage behavior is a central social demographic question. Most work on this subject, however, focuses on one type of market condition—sex ratios— and on a single outcome—marital timing or sorting. We...
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Demography (2001) 38 (2): 161–175.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Michael J. Rosenfeld Abstract In this paper I test whether “Hispanic” and “Asian” identities are salient in the U.S. marriage market. That is, I determine whether the different Asian and Hispanic national groups intermarry often enough to suggest that Asian and Hispanic pan-national identities are...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 183–208.
Published: 21 January 2015
... (pp. 113 – 131 ). Madrid, Spain : Alianza Editorial . Cabré , A. ( 1994 ). Tensiones inminentes en los mercados matrimoniales [Imminent tensions in marriage markets.] . In J. Nadal (Ed.), El mundo que viene (pp. 37 – 62 ). Madrid, Spain : Alianza Editorial . Choo , E...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 February 2009
... market. A possible behavioral change in the marriage market in response to an increase in prime-age adult mortality is to marry earlier to avoid exposure to HIV/AIDS risks. We test this hypothesis by using micro data from Malawi, where prime-age adult mortality has drastically increased. In the analysis...
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Demography (2006) 43 (4): 673–689.
Published: 01 November 2006
... and strong isolation of lower-class blacks from the interracial marriage market. Structural assimilation theory is not supported because the educational attainment of whites is not related in any consistent fashion to the likelihood of interracial marriage. The strong isolation of lower-class blacks...
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 463–490.
Published: 01 August 2006
... the scarceness of men modestly reduced the welfare of women and increased the welfare of men in the marriage market. On the other hand, the baby boom increased older men’s net gains to entering the marriage market and lowered middle-aged women’s net gains 14 1 2011 © Population Association...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 555–571.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Kristen Harknett Abstract Theoretically, a shortage of males in a local marriage market may influence the formation, quality,and trajectory of unmarried parent relationships. To test these hypotheses, I combine city-level sex ratio data from the U.S. census with microdata on unmarried couples who...
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Demography (2005) 42 (3): 559–574.
Published: 01 August 2005
... individuals who are searching for marriage partners. Past models assumed fully rational agents with complete knowledge of the marriage market; our simulated agents used psychologically plausible simple heuristic mate search rules that adjust aspiration levels on the basis of a sequence of encounters with...
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Demography (1981) 18 (2): 201–216.
Published: 01 May 1981
... groups. The harmonic mean consistency condition is shown to be fully sensitive to the competitive nature of the “marriage market.” When compared with alternative approaches to the two-sex problem in the context of data for Sweden, 1961–64, the simple harmonic mean method yields results fairly similar to...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2123–2146.
Published: 02 December 2019
... enhancement of women’s agency within their household and positive assortative matching in the marriage market. By pointing to the beneficial consequences of delaying marriage, this research calls for concerted policy action to prevent child marriage. 01 10 2019 02 12 2019 Economic...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1319–1344.
Published: 01 July 2014
...David McClendon; Janet Chen-Lan Kuo; R. Kelly Raley Abstract Explanations for the positive association between education and marriage in the United States emphasize the economic and cultural attractiveness of having a college degree in the marriage market. However, educational attainment may also...
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Demography (1972) 9 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 1972
... five years' gap between the ages of the bride and groom rose from 49 percent in 1946 to 71 percent in 1969. The percentage of marriages in which the groom was ten or more years older than the bride has fallen from 22 to seven percent. The evidence suggests that the “marriage market” became less...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 February 1995
... reduce unmarried mothers’ time for marriage market activities. 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1995 1995 Nonmarital Birth Welfare Receipt Sister Pair Premarital Birth Marriage Behavior References Bachrach, C.A. and K. Carver. 1992. “Outcomes of Early...
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1743–1772.
Published: 15 August 2017
... in the marriage market, the likelihood of educational marrying up has substantially increased for men over time while women’s likelihood has decreased. Sensitivity analyses show that the greater improvement in the family standard of living for men than for women is not limited to prime working-age...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 449–476.
Published: 15 March 2012
... with high levels of out-migration are more likely to be in heterogamous unions. This is because migration increases the relative attractiveness of single return migrants while disproportionately reducing the number of marriageable men in local marriage markets. In the United States, the odds of...