assortative mating


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assortative mating

[ə′sȯrd·əd·iv ¦mād·iŋ]
(genetics)
Nonrandom mating with respect to phenotypes.
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The rationale behind the household-specific effect is that it will partially capture ability, at least at the household level, rationalized for example by the presence of assortative mating and/or genetic endowments or, more generally, intergenerational transmission of human capital.
Assortative mating has also been shown to take place according to light spectrum in polymorphic fishes, whereby some morphs were successful under specific light conditions (Fuller et al.
Assortative mating accordingly has increased the disparities among households.
Torche (2014), "Patterns of Racial and Educational Assortative Mating in Brazil", Demography, vol.
The second factor is increased positive assortative mating.
34, suggesting that assortative mating by education played little, if any, role in income inequality.
Morningness has been shown as a trait subject to assortative mating in humans (Randler & Kretz, 2011).
Problem behavior and romantic relationships: Assortative mating, behavior contagion, and desistance.
Finally, 40%-60% of caregivers qualify for a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder; as with depression, the nonbiological relatives were more symptomatic than were the blood relatives, lending support to the theory of assortative mating.
The research team found that pleiotropy and assortative mating were about equally responsible for the genetic connection between height and IQ.
Finally, 40%-60%-of caregivers qualify for a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder; as with depression, the nonbiological relatives were more symptomatic than were the blood relatives, lending support to the theory of assortative mating.
The idea is that because the cohabitation status (married or not) intervenes after the woman has completed her education, the future partner can base his choice on the education of the woman, by entailing an assortative mating effect.