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ERIC Number: EJ860606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Educational Homogamy: How Much Is Opportunities?
Nielsen, Helena Skyt; Svarer, Michael
Journal of Human Resources, v44 n4 p1066-1086 Fall 2009
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. (Contains 8 tables and 15 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark