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Do opposites attract? Educational assortative mating and dynamics of wage homogamy in Switzerland 1992-2014
Résumé This paper addresses homogamy and assortative mating in Switzerland. The empirical analysis monitors trends for education and hourly wages using the Swiss Labour Force Survey and the Swiss Household Panel. The analysis disentangles the effects of educational expansion from mating patterns and incorporates not only couples, but also singles. Results show an increasing level of assortative mating both for education and for wages. For wage homogamy, selection is more important than adaptation.
   
Mots-clés educational expansion; assortative mating; hourly wages; homogamy; cohabitation
   
Citation Ravazzini, L., Kuhn, U., & Suter, C. (2017). Do opposites attract? Educational assortative mating and dynamics of wage homogamy in Switzerland 1992-2014. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 43(3), 567-586.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 11-12-2017
Nom du périodique Swiss Journal of Sociology
Volume 43
Numéro 3
Pages 567-586
Liée au projet Inégalités des revenus et de la fortune, privations et bi...