ERIC Number: EJ717450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
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Wedding Celebrations as Conspicuous Consumption: Signaling Social Status in Rural India
Bloch, Francis; Rao, Vijayandra; Desai, Sonalde
Journal of Human Resources, v39 n3 p675 Sum 2004
The determinants of expenditures on wedding celebrations by rural Indian families are examined. A status signaling model of wedding celebrations is developed where the size of the celebration signals the quality of the new groom's family and the enhanced social status of the bride's family.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Status, Ceremonies, Marriage, Family (Sociological Unit), Rural Population, Expenditures, Indians
University of Wisconsin Press, Journals Division, 1930 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711-2059. Web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/home.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: India