Assortative Mating by Cultural and Economic Occupational Status

  title={Assortative Mating by Cultural and Economic Occupational Status},
  author={M. Kalmijn},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={422 - 452}
  • M. Kalmijn
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
This study examines two micro-level hypotheses about status homogamy: (1) the cultural matching hypothesis (people prefer to marry someone of similar cultural status) and (2) the economic competition hypothesis (people prefer to marry someone of high economic status). Detailed occupations of newlyweds in the 1970 and 1980 censuses are analyzed. Scales of cultural and economic occupational status are developed, and long-linear models of scaled association are used to analyze 70 x 70 occupational… Expand
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