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dc.contributor.authorGihleb, Raniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLang, Kevinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-16T15:35:40Z
dc.date.available2018-10-16T15:35:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationR Gihleb, K Lang. 2016. "Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased." National Bureau of Economic Research, Working paper 22927.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/31475
dc.description.abstractSome economists have argued that assortative mating between men and women has increased over the last several decades, thereby contributing to increased family income inequality. Sociologists have argued that educational homogamy has increased. We clarify the relation between the two and, using both the Current Population Surveys and the decennial Censuses/American Community Survey, show that neither is correct. The former is based on the use of inappropriate statistical techniques. Both are sensitive to how educational categories are chosen. We also find no evidence that the correlation between spouses' potential earnings has changed dramatically.en_US
dc.publisherNational Bureau of Economic Researchen_US
dc.rights© 2016 by Rania Gihleb and Kevin Lang. All rights reserved. Short sections of text, not to exceed two paragraphs, may be quoted without explicit permission provided that full credit, including © notice, is given to the source.en_US
dc.subjectAssortative matingen_US
dc.subjectLabor studiesen_US
dc.titleEducational homogamy and assortative mating have not increaseden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionOtheren_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.notesThis is a working paper. Papers typically undergo significant revision between this stage and final publication. A more recent version may be available.en_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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