Do Opposites Attract? Educational Assortative Mating and Dynamics of Wage Homogamy in Switzerland 1992-2014

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Collection
Publications
Title
Do Opposites Attract? Educational Assortative Mating and Dynamics of Wage Homogamy in Switzerland 1992-2014
Journal
Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie / Swiss Journal of Sociology
Author(s)
Ravazzini Laura, Kuhn Ursina, Suter Christian
ISSN
0379-3664
Publication state
Published
Issued date
30/11/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
43
Number
3
Pages
567-586
Language
english
Abstract
This paper addresses homogamy and assortative mating in Switzerland. The empirical analysis monitors trends for education and hourly wages using the Swiss Labour Force Survey and the Swiss Household Panel. The analysis disentangles the effects of educational expansion from mating patterns and incorporates not only couples, but also singles. Results show an increasing level of assortative mating both for education and for wages. For wage homogamy, selection is more important than adaptation.
Keywords
Educational expansion, Assortative mating, Hourly wages, Homogamy, Cohabitation
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Yes
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20/08/2019 15:42
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