Aggregate age-at-marriage patterns from individual mate-search heuristics

@article{Todd2005AggregateAP,
  title={Aggregate age-at-marriage patterns from individual mate-search heuristics},
  author={Peter M. Todd and Francesco C. Billari and Jorge Sim{\~a}o},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2005},
  volume={42},
  pages={559-574}
}
The distribution of age at first marriage shows well-known strong regularities across many countries and recent historical periods. We accounted for these patterns by developing agent-based models that simulate the aggregate behavior of individuals who are searching for marriage partners. Past models assumed fully rational agents with complete knowledge of the marriage market; our simulated agents used psychologically plausible simple heuristic mate search rules that adjust aspiration levels on… CONTINUE READING

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