The New Socioeconomic Marriage Differentials in Japan

Setsuya Fukuda, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan

This study will be the one of the first studies to provide insights into the emerging patterns of Japanese marriages. My analyses of Japanese marriage market will seek to uncover the structural and behavioral changes in patterns of assortative mating, i.e., who marries with whom with respect to educational and occupational characteristics. The study builds upon studies of the U.S. experience and considers the social implications of the causes and consequences of the recent changes in marriage behavior in Japan.

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Presented in Session 196: Marriage Markets and Assortative Mating