Assortative Matching in Africa: Evidence from Rural Mozambique, Cote D'Ivoire, and Malawi

17 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019

Date Written: July 22, 2019

Abstract

This paper documents novel evidence of positive assortative matching in African marriage markets along cognitive and socio-emotional skills, time and risk preferences, and education, using data from rural Mozambique, Cote d'Ivoire, and Malawi.

Keywords: Educational Sciences, Gender and Development, Climate Change and Agriculture, Crops and Crop Management Systems, Telecommunications Infrastructure

Suggested Citation

Boxho, Claire Elise and Donald, Aletheia Amalia and Goldstein, Markus P. and Montalvao, Joao and Rouanet, Lea Marie, Assortative Matching in Africa: Evidence from Rural Mozambique, Cote D'Ivoire, and Malawi (July 22, 2019). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8943, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430558

Claire Elise Boxho (Contact Author)

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Aletheia Amalia Donald

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Markus P. Goldstein

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Joao Montalvao

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Lea Marie Rouanet

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