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Personality Traits and the Marriage Market

Arnaud Dupuy () and Alfred Galichon

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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 households survey containing information about education, height, BMI, health, attitude toward risk and personality traits of spouses.

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Published in Journal of Political Economy 122-6 (2014) pp. 1271-1319

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