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Analysing the effect of educational differences between partners: a methodological/theoretical comparison

Mieke Eeckhaut UGent, Bart Van de Putte UGent, Jan Gerris and Ad Vermulst (2013) EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. 29(1). p.60-73
abstract
The effect of educational differences between partners on marital quality and stability is commonly analyzed using difference, or compound measures. This article considers the theoretical foundations for these approaches and examines an alternative approach, diagonal reference models (DRMs). The three methods are then compared empirically, using data on 629 married couples from the survey Child-Rearing and Family in the Netherlands. Difference measures show no effect on marital satisfaction, whereas compound measures and DRMs do show an effect. As DRMs also allow for the quantification of this effect, while being theoretically and methodologically appropriate, they are affirmed the best method.
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keyword
ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH, MARRIAGE, HETEROGAMY, STATUS-INCONSISTENCY, MARITAL QUALITY, SOCIAL-MOBILITY, DIVORCE, MODELS, SATISFACTION, CONGRUENCE
journal title
EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
Eur. Sociol. Rev.
volume
29
issue
1
pages
60 - 73
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000314712000005
JCR category
SOCIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.99 (2013)
JCR rank
11/138 (2013)
JCR quartile
1 (2013)
ISSN
0266-7215
DOI
10.1093/esr/jcr040
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
1245610
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1245610
date created
2011-05-27 14:02:03
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2013-06-18 10:33:02
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  author       = {Eeckhaut, Mieke and Van de Putte, Bart and Gerris, Jan and Vermulst, Ad},
  issn         = {0266-7215},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW},
  keyword      = {ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH,MARRIAGE,HETEROGAMY,STATUS-INCONSISTENCY,MARITAL QUALITY,SOCIAL-MOBILITY,DIVORCE,MODELS,SATISFACTION,CONGRUENCE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {60--73},
  title        = {Analysing the effect of educational differences between partners: a methodological/theoretical comparison},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcr040},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Eeckhaut, Mieke, Bart Van de Putte, Jan Gerris, and Ad Vermulst. 2013. “Analysing the Effect of Educational Differences Between Partners: a Methodological/theoretical Comparison.” European Sociological Review 29 (1): 60–73.
APA
Eeckhaut, M., Van de Putte, B., Gerris, J., & Vermulst, A. (2013). Analysing the effect of educational differences between partners: a methodological/theoretical comparison. EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 29(1), 60–73.
Vancouver
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Eeckhaut M, Van de Putte B, Gerris J, Vermulst A. Analysing the effect of educational differences between partners: a methodological/theoretical comparison. EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. 2013;29(1):60–73.
MLA
Eeckhaut, Mieke, Bart Van de Putte, Jan Gerris, et al. “Analysing the Effect of Educational Differences Between Partners: a Methodological/theoretical Comparison.” EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 29.1 (2013): 60–73. Print.