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Personality Traits and the Marriage Market

Arnaud Dupuy () and Alfred Galichon

Journal of Political Economy, 2014, vol. 122, issue 6, 1271 - 1319

Abstract: Which and how many attributes are relevant for the sorting of agents in a matching market? This paper addresses these questions by constructing indices of mutual attractiveness that aggregate information about agents' attributes. The first k indices for agents on each side of the market provide the best approximation of the matching surplus by a k-dimensional model. The methodology is applied on a unique Dutch household survey containing information about education, height, body mass index, health, attitude toward risk, and personality traits of spouses.

Date: 2014
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