Measuring the degree of assortative mating

@inproceedings{Liu2006MeasuringTD,
  title={Measuring the degree of assortative mating},
  author={Haoming Liu and Jingfeng Lu},
  year={2006}
}
This paper develops a measure of assortative mating on a dichotomous trait that takes into account changes in the trait distribution. This is achieved by using the relative distance between the actual and the perfectly random mating outcome as the measure for assortment. Under a very sensible ranking principle, all feasible outcomes from any given trait distribution are uniquely ranked. This ranking is consistent with our measure, the correlation coefficient measure, and the measure of… CONTINUE READING
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