Marriage, and yes, female oppression, slut shaming, religion, these were all a means to control hypergamy
Cruising to Familyland: Gay Hypergamy
and Rainbow Kinship.
Marriages within the khandan and biradri that would also allow for female hypergamy
were preferred as they increased the social, if not economic, status of the family and strengthened the ties between families (22).
Asian women marrying white, Australian men are faced with the discourses of hypergamy
(the marrying up of third-world women with first-world men), 'mail order brides', and the issue of remittances (Saroca 1997; Robinson 1996a, 2000).
At first sight, Chinese women's transnational marriage appears to follow the familiar logic of global hypergamy
as they strive to marry up from small towns and cities in China to the global city of Singapore.
Far from being unique to India, hypergamy
is in Devlin's account universal and, what's more, driven by female, not male, desires.
, choosing a spouse from a family of higher social status or greater wealth.
Brahman influence in Bengali society was enhanced from Sena times onward by a distinctly Bengali system of hypergamy
in which high caste women married Kulin Brahman men who fathered children with multiple wives; this produced a multi-caste elite that included merchants, landowners, and administrators who flourished under later medieval regimes.
is the practice of seeking a spouse of higher socioeconomic status than oneself.
composed the primary traditional channel for upward mobility for women, which is the tendency for women to marry upward in socioeconomic status.
Traditionally in heterosexual couples, the dominating pattern existing was the educational hypergamy
of the woman, a type of relationship in which the woman marries a man with a higher educational attainment and in which there are important gender differences.
Introduction: Cross-Border Marriages, Gendered Mobility, and Global Hypergamy