Can You Live on a Prayer?: An Empirical Analysis of a Marriage Market in Japan

GEMC Journal, No. 4, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2011 Last revised: 14 Jan 2012

Hatsuru Morita

Tohoku University

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

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

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

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