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Personality traits and the marriage market

Arnaud Dupuy () and Alfred Galichon
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Alfred Galichon: Département d'économie

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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 household survey containing information about education, height, body mass index, health, attitude toward risk, and personality traits of spouses. [First lines]

Keywords: matching market; agents' attributes; marriage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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Published in Journal of Political Economy, 2014, vol. 122, pp.1271-1319

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