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Educational heterogamy: a measurement question

Mieke Eeckhaut, Bart Van de Putte UGent, Jan Gerris and Ad Vermulst (2009) 9th conference of the European sociological association, Abstracts.
abstract
The effect of educational differences between partners on marital quality and stability is commonly analysed 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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heterogamy, child-rearing, cultural differences, education
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9th conference of the European sociological association, Abstracts
conference name
9th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA - 2009)
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Lisboa, Portugal
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2009-09-02
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2009-09-05
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English
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1257977
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1257977
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2011-06-08 15:28:25
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  abstract     = {The effect of educational differences between partners on marital quality and stability is commonly analysed 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.},
  author       = {Eeckhaut, Mieke and Van de Putte, Bart and Gerris, Jan  and Vermulst, Ad},
  booktitle    = {9th conference of the European sociological association, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {heterogamy,child-rearing,cultural differences,education},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Lisboa, Portugal},
  title        = {Educational heterogamy: a measurement question},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Eeckhaut, Mieke, Bart Van de Putte, Jan Gerris, and Ad Vermulst. 2009. “Educational Heterogamy: a Measurement Question.” In 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Abstracts.
APA
Eeckhaut, Mieke, Van de Putte, B., Gerris, J., & Vermulst, A. (2009). Educational heterogamy: a measurement question. 9th conference of the European sociological association, Abstracts. Presented at the 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA - 2009).
Vancouver
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Eeckhaut M, Van de Putte B, Gerris J, Vermulst A. Educational heterogamy: a measurement question. 9th conference of the European sociological association, Abstracts. 2009.
MLA
Eeckhaut, Mieke, Bart Van de Putte, Jan Gerris, et al. “Educational Heterogamy: a Measurement Question.” 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Abstracts. 2009. Print.