Assortative Mating, Family Characteristics and Marital Transactions in India

  • Sonia Dalmia
  • Published 2011


This paper examines how equilibrium sorting takes place in marriage markets in India where matches are often arranged and are accompanied by a monetary transfer from the bride’s household to the groom’s household. It constructs an empirical model of spouse selection based on Becker’s (1973) efficient marriage market hypothesis. By specifying a marital… (More)


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