Generational differences in spouse similarity in education attainment

Frank M. Ahern, Ronald C. Johnson, Robert E. Cole

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A lesser degree of assortative mating for educational attainment is reported for parents than for maternal and paternal grandparents of the three major raciallethnic groups (persons of Chinese, European, and Japanese ancestries) who took part in the Hawaii Family Study of Cognition. Differences across generations are significant for persons of European and of Japanese ancestries but not for persons of Chinese ancestry. The data support the belief that there has been a secular change toward decreased homogamy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalBehavior Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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