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Determinants of the likelihood of finding the right partner in an arranged marriage: Evidence from a French matchmaking agency

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  • Vaillant, Nicolas G.
  • Harrant, Valérie

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In a recent article published in this review, On the likelihood of finding the right partner in an arranged marriage, Batabyal [Batabyal, A.A., 2001. On the likelihood of finding the right partner in an arranged marriage. The Journal of Socio-Economics 33, 273-280] formalizes the decision-making process in arranged marriages. His analytic framework can be used to deal with the behavior of the clients of a marriage bureau. We use data from a French matchmaking agency to estimate the various factors affecting the probability of finding the "right" partner on the one hand and the number of meetings before finding such a partner on the other hand. Empirical results indicate that the fact of having previously been married and the presence of dependent children are assumed to be negative factors for a potential marriage partner, so that the individuals possessing these characteristics have less meetings and have more difficulties to find a partner.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 657-671

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:37:y:2008:i:2:p:657-671

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  1. Michèle Belot & Jan Fidrmuc, 2009. "Anthropometry of Love Height and Gender Asymmetries in Interethnic Marriages," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp950, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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