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Social class origin and assortative mating in Britain, 1949-2010

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This article examines trends in assortative mating in Britain over the last 60 years. Assortative mating is the tendency for like to form a conjugal partnership with like. Our focus is on the association between the social class origins of the partners. The propensity towards assortative mating is taken as an index of the openness of society which we regard as a macro level aspect of social inequality. There is some evidence that the propensity for partners to come from similar class backgrou...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0038038517726479

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Department:
Nuffield College
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociology Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
6
Pages:
1217-1236
Publication date:
2017-09-12
Acceptance date:
2017-06-14
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EISSN:
1469-8684
ISSN:
0038-0385
Pubs id:
pubs:707919
URN:
uri:c2670648-fd35-44d8-a59c-13c26b2fd791
UUID:
uuid:c2670648-fd35-44d8-a59c-13c26b2fd791
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pubs:707919

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