GEMC Journal, No. 4, 2011
12 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2011 Last revised: 14 Jan 2012
Date Written: July 1, 2011
Employing an original matching data of a Japanese marriage market from a marriage matching servicer, the paper analyzes who and who marries and why so, while related literature employs not matching data, but conditional data. It shows when positive or negative assortative matching occurs in the marriage market.
Keywords: marriage market, matching, assortative matching
JEL Classification: J12
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Morita, Hatsuru, Can You Live on a Prayer?: An Empirical Analysis of a Marriage Market in Japan (July 1, 2011). GEMC Journal, No. 4, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1876864