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Educational Assortative Mating and Income Inequality in Thailand

Lusi Liao and Sasiwimon Paweenawat ()
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Lusi Liao: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

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Abstract: This study measures educational assortative mating in Thailand and its relationship with income inequality using national labor force survey data from 1985-2016. Since the 1990s, Thailand shows a trend of decreasing educational homogamy, but there is evidence of continuing educational hypergamy in Thai households. Using the semiparametric decomposition method of DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux (1996), the study finds that educational assortative mating has affected changes in household income inequality over time. Furthermore, there exists a negative relationship between income inequality and marital sorting with same education, which contradicts evidence found in developed countries.

Keywords: Educational Assortative Mating; Income Inequality; Thailand (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 I24 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 page
Date: 2018-08, Revised 2018-08
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