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Assortative Mating

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Xing
Semester
Summer

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Assortative Mating Dating culture: youth control, romance-driven => follow heart rather than head, so outcomes are unpredictable Homogamy: like marry like Although the importance of ethnicity declined, still marrying within race is much more common Decline of significance of region Social class: measured by class of origin (fathers occupation) -> decline Increase in education homogamy (often meet spouses in school) Variations in homogamy Gender gap: highly educated and professional men marry down Educational effects: highly educated members of minority ethnic or racial groups marry out more often than less educated peers = both opportunity and preferences Diffe
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