New Evidence on the Causes of Educational Homogamy
Gustaf Bruze ()
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Gustaf Bruze: Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Postal: FRICHSHUSET , Hermodsvej 22, 1st and 2nd floors , DK 8230 Aabyhoej, Denmark, http://www.asb.dk/omos/institutter/departmentofeconomics/facultyandstaff/academicstaff/gustafbruze/
No 10-18, Working Papers from University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics
Educational homogamy is an important but poorly understood source of inequality. This paper analyzes a group of men and women who do not meet their spouses in school, are not sorted by education at work, and have no financial incentives to marry educated spouses. Nevertheless, movie actors show a strong tendency to sort positively on education in marriage. These findings suggest that male and female preferences alone induce considerable sorting on education in marriage and that men and women have very strong preferences for nonfinancial partner traits correlated with years of education
Keywords: Educational Homogamy; Sorting; Inequality; Marriage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34 pages
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