Title: Closing at the bottom, opening at the top: trends in the educational homogamy of czech married parents over the past two decades
Authors: Štípková, Martina
Citation: ŠTÍPKOVÁ, Martina. Closing at the bottom, opening at the top: trends in the educational homogamy of czech married parents over the past two decades. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta filozofická, Katedra sociologie, 2011. [39] s. (Working Paper No. 03-11).
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta filozofická, Katedra sociologie
Document type: článek
URI: https://ff.zcu.cz/kss/veda-vyzkum/pracovni-texty/2011/soubor-1.pdf
Keywords: status mezigenerační přenos;manželství;rodičovství;postsocialismus
Keywords in different language: intergenerational status transmission;marriage;parenthood;post-socialist
Abstract in different language: Assortative mating creates families, and these families have and raise children. Hence the pattern of status homogamy in a society has implications for the social standing of families and, as a consequence, for the intergenerational transmission of social status. To address this implication of status matching, I study the homogamy of parents. I focus on trends in parental homogamy in the Czech Republic, a country where socioeconomic inequalities have increased and socioeconomic status has become more closely tied to education in the last two decades. I expect this profound social change to translate into rising homogamy among parents. I analyse data from the Czech birth register. The dataset includes all live marital births in selected years between 1990 and 2009 with information about the educational attainment of the mother and the father (N=498,565). The results show that homogamy has risen only slightly in absolute numbers. However, the log-linear modelling showed that the relative tendency to have children with an equally educated partner increased strongly among parents with the lowest educational level and decreased somewhat among parents with tertiary education.
Rights: © Martina Štípková
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