Union Formation Implications of Race and Gender Gaps in Educational Attainment: The Case of Latin America

Albert Esteve, Luis López-Ruiz

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    Abstract

    We use census microdata to assess the levels of educational homogamy in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico. This paper contributes to the literature on homogamy in three ways. First, by conducting a comparative analysis between countries belonging to the still little-studied region of Latin America, which is still undergoing intense and varied processes of demographic, economic, social, and political modernization. Second, by simultaneously including variables of structural and individual nature. Finally, by making progress with respect to the interactions between educational homogamy and other important variables associated with high levels of social inequality in the region: race, ethnicity and birthplace. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)609-637
    JournalPopulation Research and Policy Review
    Volume29
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2010

    Keywords

    • Assortative mating
    • Educational homogamy
    • Latin America
    • Marriage

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