assortative mating

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Noun1.assortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random matingassortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
disassortative mating - mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
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Good article but it doesn't mention that in addition to assortative mating, capital concentration, etc.
Fourth, using parental education as an explanatory variable (rather than allowing for household specific fixed effects, which would seem to capture socioeconomic background as well--especially through assortative mating and/or intergenerational transmission of human capital) when this is only available for individuals who still live with their parents--in effect generates sample selection by excluding a very large part of the sample (namely the individuals who do not live with their parents).
2008), laboratory rearing regime (which also disrupts synchrony) (Weldon 2005), the laboratory colony being lab-adapted in a way that promotes assortative mating (Calkins & Parker 2005), population size of E.
Assortative Mating and Differential Fertility by Phenotype and Genotype across the 20th Century D.
It also involves a much greater degree of assortative mating, in which elites marry similarly well-educated partners, and men and women more carefully choose spouses who will complement their choice of family roles in an era in which two incomes have become increasingly important.
Assortative mating and social stratification: towards a research program
Additionally, Peshawar population is relatively cosmopolitan comprising an assemblage of various ethnic groups (Table I), which may contribute to assortative mating systems and loss of heterozygotes.
Assortative mating is the process by which people of similar backgrounds, such as educational attainment or financial means, select a partner.
In "Marry your like: assortative mating and income inequality" (National Bureau of Economic Research working paper 19829, January 2014), authors Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov, and Cezar Santos find that assortative mating is important for income inequality, and that income inequality in the United States has increased since 1960, in part because of more women entering the workforce.
Assortative mating has been shown in humans, amongst others, in physical and psychological characteristics, or ideology (Diaz-Morales, Quiroga, Escribano, & Delgado, 2009; Figueredo, Sefcek, & Jones, 2006; Kail & Cavanaugh, 2010; Vinkhuyzen, van der Sluis, Maes, & Posthuma, 2012).
Assortative mating and partner influence on antisocial behavior across the life course.
This indicates that patients with bipolar disorder might tend to choose partners who also suffer from mental illness, a pattern known as assortative mating.