Mercan, Murat A. (2011): Assortative mating and Turkish marriage market.
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The degree of assortative mating shows the degree of similarity within couples. Many papers try to calculate earnings correlations between husbands and wives. This paper tries to calculate the earnings correlations for Turkey and consider the effect of the sample selection. Our results show that there is a weak positive assortative mating in Turkey, and the bias from the selection is small. In addition, we look at the assortative mating coefficients in different regions in Turkey. Akdeniz region has the biggest correlation coefficient. Karadeniz has the lowest coefficient which is almost zero.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Assortative mating and Turkish marriage market|
|Keywords:||assortative mating, marriage, earnings|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse|
|Depositing User:||Murat A. Mercan|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jul 2011 15:21|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 12:31|
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