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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Not only is she, unlike Isabella, effective in identifying a man who is a good prospect for a husband and in convincing him that she will make a good wife, but her very obtuseness and seeming inability to read the minds of others may be considered assets in her goal of improving her circumstances through hypergamy, for these cognitive lapses allow her to break the rules without provoking the suspicion of social superiors, who regard her as harmless and incapable of calculation.
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.
Stated most generically, hypergamy denotes "the custom which forbids the marriage of a woman into a group of lower standing than her own" (OED).
Hypergamy 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." In Nicole Constable, ed., Cross-Border Marriages: Gender and Mobility in Transnational Asia.
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).
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.