Educational assortative mating in Armenia

Type Working Paper
Title Educational assortative mating in Armenia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
The paper examines the pattern of educational assortative mating in Armenia.
It uses data on married women born between 1921 and 1970 from the 2001 Armenian
Population Census. About 60 percent of women marry men with similar educational
attainment, and this pattern of assortative mating has remained relatively stable over the
decades. Multivariate estimates show that female university graduates born in 1960s are
more likely to marry down. The estimates also show that women are likely to marry down
if they are older than their mates.

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