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Mismatches In The Marriage Market (u.s.)

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  1. Lalithambigai

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    Came across this recently published article online and felt it might be of interest to some of our IL's. I could see a relation between this article and few threads I have read here in the recent months. As they say, awareness is half the battle. Hope this helps them in some way. Going through the conclusions mentioned at end of the abstract below, one other implication I could think of was cross-border relationships going up. Also I wonder if the situation in India might be similar.

    Complete article, for those interested, is available at
    https :// onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jomf.12603

    Abstract

    Objective
    This article provides an assessment of whether unmarried women currently face demographic shortages of marital partners in the U.S. marriage market.

    Background
    One explanation for the declines in marriage is the putative shortage of economically attractive partners for unmarried women to marry. Previous studies provide mixed results but are usually focused narrowly on sex ratio imbalances rather than identifying shortages on the multiple socioeconomic characteristics that typically sort women and men into marriages.

    Methods
    This study identifies recent marriages from the 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to 2017 cumulative 5‐year files of the American Community Survey. Data imputation methods provide estimates of the sociodemographic characteristics of unmarried women's potential (or synthetic) spouses who resemble the husbands of otherwise comparable married women. These estimates are compared with the actual distribution of unmarried men at the national, state, and local area levels to identify marriage market imbalances.

    Results
    These synthetic husbands have an average income that is about 58% higher than the actual unmarried men that are currently available to unmarried women. They also are 30% more likely to be employed (90% vs. 70%) and 19% more likely to have a college degree (30% vs. 25%). Racial and ethnic minorities, especially Black women, face serious shortages of potential marital partners, as do low socioeconomic status and high socioeconomic status unmarried women, both at the national and subnational levels.

    Conclusions
    This study reveals large deficits in the supply of potential male spouses. One implication is that the unmarried may remain unmarried or marry less well‐suited partners.
     
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  2. nemesis

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    Women marry up, the more up they go, less eligible men for them. It's really that simple.
     
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    Is that Tamil? Can someone please translate?
     
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    Anusha2917 Finest Post Winner

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    Looks like @Radpriya posted under the wrong thread and that attachment belongs to "Big boss Tamil season 3" thread.
     
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    Wrong thread
     
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    No wonder there is some poaching going on. Well married girls ought to fit their man with an ankle bracelet, and body cam. Or brand him on the forehead.
     
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