Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: A Remark
AbstractIn the context of the Beckerian theory of marriage, when men and women match on a single-dimensional index that is the weighted sum of their respective multivariate attributes, many papers in the literature have used linear canonical correlation, and related techniques, in order to estimate these weights. We argue that this estimation technique is inconsistent and suggest some solutions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6942.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Publication status: forthcoming in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2014
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Other versions of this item:
- Arnaud Dupuy & Alfred Galichon, 2012. "Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: a remark," Working Papers 2012/40, Maastricht School of Management.
- C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
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- NEP-ALL-2012-11-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2012-11-03 (Econometrics)
- NEP-GTH-2012-11-03 (Game Theory)
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