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Papeles de población

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SOSA-MARQUEZ, María Viridiana. Regional patterns of conyugal matching in Mexico in 2000. Pap. poblac [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.82, pp.233-265. ISSN 2448-7147.

This paper presents the estimation of the conyugal matching in Mexico for the variables age and schooling of couples at the time of the legal union in the year 2000, at the national and state levels. The above using vital statistics of marriages for this year and getting the proportions of couples that have greater (hypergamy), equal (homogamy) or less (hipogamy) age or grade level. To these proportions we apply a cluster analysis to build groups of states that look like each other and represent it in maps, intended to inform us of the existence of regional patterns of legal marriage in the country in terms of the age and education of couples.

Keywords : Matching; homogamy; legal marriage; regional patterns.

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