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Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: A Remark


Arnaud Dupuy


LISER; Maastricht School of Management (MSM); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alfred Galichon


NYU, Department of Economics and Courant Institute

October 27, 2012

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6942

Abstract:     
In the context of the Beckerian theory of marriage, when men and women match on a single-dimensional index that is the weighted sum of their respective multivariate attributes, many papers in the literature have used linear canonical correlation, and related techniques, in order to estimate these weights. We argue that this estimation technique is inconsistent and suggest some solutions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: matching, marriage, assignment, assortative matching, canonical correlation

JEL Classification: C78, D61, C13


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Date posted: October 27, 2012  

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Dupuy, Arnaud and Galichon, Alfred, Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: A Remark (October 27, 2012). IZA Discussion Paper No. 6942. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167564

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Arnaud Dupuy (Contact Author)
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Maastricht School of Management (MSM) ( email )
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Alfred Galichon
NYU, Department of Economics and Courant Institute ( email )
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New York, NY 10011
United States
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