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Educational Homogamy: How Much is Opportunities?

Educational Homogamy: How Much is Opportunities? Abstract: Individuals match on length and type of education. We find that around half of the systematic sorting on education is explained by the tendency of individuals to marry someone who went to the same educational institution or to an institution near them. This may be due to low search frictions or selection of people with the same preferences into the same institutions. The residual half of the systematic sorting on education is a direct effect of partners ' education, which is potentially explained by complementarities in household production in couples with same education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

Educational Homogamy: How Much is Opportunities?

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 44 (4) – Apr 4, 2009

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Abstract: Individuals match on length and type of education. We find that around half of the systematic sorting on education is explained by the tendency of individuals to marry someone who went to the same educational institution or to an institution near them. This may be due to low search frictions or selection of people with the same preferences into the same institutions. The residual half of the systematic sorting on education is a direct effect of partners ' education, which is potentially explained by complementarities in household production in couples with same education.

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 4, 2009

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