Race, class, age, and appearance : matching, exchange, and other properties of dating and marriage markets

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This dissertation is composed of three related papers, all addressing processes of romantic relationship formation. In the first of these papers I use a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to address the attitudinal and social network causes of racial matching in intimate relationships among Stanford Undergraduates (this paper is published in Journal of Marriage and Family 72 (1): 45-72). In the second section of my dissertation I investigate patterns of exchange and matching on physical attractiveness and socioeconomic status, using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Romantic Pair Data (2001-2002). In the third paper in my dissertation I use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979-2008 to test whether occupational sex segregation influences individuals' odds of marriage.


Type of resource text
Form electronic; electronic resource; remote
Extent 1 online resource.
Publication date 2011
Issuance monographic
Language English


Associated with McClintock, Elizabeth Aura
Associated with Stanford University, Department of Sociology.
Primary advisor England, Paula
Thesis advisor England, Paula
Thesis advisor Correll, Shelley Joyce
Thesis advisor Rosenfeld, Michael J, 1966-
Advisor Correll, Shelley Joyce
Advisor Rosenfeld, Michael J, 1966-


Genre Theses

Bibliographic information

Statement of responsibility Elizabeth Aura McClintock.
Note Submitted to the Department of Sociology.
Thesis Ph.D. Stanford University 2011
Location electronic resource

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© 2011 by Elizabeth Aura McClintock
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC-ND).

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