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Assortative Mating and the Structure of Cities

Natalie Rogoff Ramsøy
American Sociological Review
Vol. 31, No. 6 (Dec., 1966), pp. 773-786
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2091657
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Abstract

Propinquity and homogamy are investigated in a marriage series consisting of all applications to wed filed in 1962 by couples living in Oslo, Norway. The probability of marriage varies directly with the degree of similarity in occupational status, and with the nearness of residence, of the bride and groom. Furthermore, propinquity and homogamy are totally independent of one another. While it has been argued that residential segregation of socio-economic and cultural groups in cities represents a kind of structural underpinning both to propinquity in mate selection and to homogamy, the argument is not empirically supported by the Oslo data. Couples who lived very near one another before marriage were no more likely to be of the same occupational status than couples who lived at opposite sides of the city.

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