hypergamy


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hypergamy

within CASTE, the process in which, on marriage, a woman may be allowed to move into a husband's caste (but a man may not move into that of his wife).
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When properly channeled, hypergamy can be individually and socially beneficial.
If the trends in education continue, prevalence in educational hypergamy will continue to decrease, researchers said.
Moreover in traditional societies, the marriage of a female is associated with dowry payment, especially where practice of hypergamy exists, to raise their daughter's marital position, whereas their inability to arrange proper marital linkages often imply loss of honour for the natal family and added social pressure [Caldwell and Caldwell (2005)].
Finally, to judge how well the model fits Becker's (1991) theory, the paper constructs match matrices which are also used to assess if marriages in the sample exhibit hypergamy (women marrying up) or hypogamy (men marrying up).
Betrayal, ignominy, and death are the rewards of women seduced in Jemima's history--not hypergamy, and her story continually highlights the vulnerability of women in service.
The hypergamy parameter Hyper is assigned to cells that lie under the main diagonal and indicates whether--in the absence of homogamy--it is the man who has achieved a higher level of education (see Table 3).
Custom, in conjunction with hypergamy, reduces the number of eligible candidates for daughters who, even today, are sometimes married shortly after puberty, in order to preserve their purity.
The Singapore-US tie-up is the hypergamy of convenience between the two equally wealthy countries, born of the particular trade and security environment of the late 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century.
Political status and power are thus to a large extent dependent on proximity to the core line, which is worked out by way of complex structures of descent and affinity that favour endogamy and hypergamy as ways of concentrating power within the various noble houses that make up a larger gentry dadia.
There are several examples of women (85, 86) who married counter to the Chinese preference for hypergamy (women marrying into higher-status households): the behavior of these wives stimulated marital disputes that resulted in wife-killing.
This idea that Blacks marry Whites for status, hypergamy, has also been refuted by Foeman and Nance (1999) who stated that, "These factors indicate that other variables are more important than simple social-economic exchange, and that greater equity rather than disparity increases the likelihood of interracial coupling" (p.
This indigenous reformist agenda worked in tandem with the stated "reformist" goals of the colonial order to reduce bride-price payments, to suppress hypergamy, to eradicate female infanticide, and to ensure a steady supply of domestic labors to cultivating males by recognizing the leviratic marriage of widows.