Assortative mating, or who marries whom?

  title={Assortative mating, or who marries whom?},
  author={Steven G. Vandenberg},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
The first section reviews how much and what kind of assortative mating occurs. It considers the genetic consequences of any departure from random mating, then discusses the effects of consanguinity or inbreeding on the offspring. Suffice it to say here that these effects are generally unfavorable, so that one may say that forgenetic reasons a high similarity between spouses is not favored. The next section discusses the social consequences of marital choice in terms of theories and research… 
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