Educational expansion and homogamy. An analysis of the consequences of educational upgrading for assortative mating in Switzerland

Becker, Rolf; Jann, Ben (2017). Educational expansion and homogamy. An analysis of the consequences of educational upgrading for assortative mating in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 43(3), pp. 481-513. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2017-0025

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We analyze the changing relationship between education and assortative mating over the course of educational expansion in Switzerland between 1970 and 2000. The overall rate of educationally homogamous partnerships has remained rather stable, while partnerlessness increased and became less educationally selective. An analysis taking the opportunity structure into account reveals that the inclination toward educationally homogamous partnerships is most pronounced in lower educational groups, but that the differences between educational groups decreased over time.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Becker, Rolf and Jann, Ben

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

2297-8348

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

02 Aug 2017 15:45

Last Modified:

23 Mar 2018 08:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/sjs-2017-0025

Uncontrolled Keywords:

educational expansion, educational homogamy, census, social stratification, Bildungsexpansion, Bildungshomogamie, Zensus, soziale Ungleichheit, expansion du système de formation, homogamie de formation, recensement de la population, inégalité sociale

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94900

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94900

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