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On Gale and Shapley ‘College admissions and stability of marriage’



    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Department of Economics)

  • Filomena, GARCIA
  • Joana, PAIS
  • Joana, RESENDE


In this note, we start to claim that established marriages can be heavily destabilized when the population of existing couples is enriched by the arrival of new candidates to marriage. Afterwards, we discuss briefly how stability concepts can be extended to account for entry and exit phenomena affecting the composition of the marriage market.

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  • Jean J. GABSZEWICZ & Filomena, GARCIA & Joana, PAIS & Joana, RESENDE, 2008. "On Gale and Shapley ‘College admissions and stability of marriage’," Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) 2008046, Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques.
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvec:2008046

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    1. Hannu Salonen & Mikko A.A. Salonen, 2016. "Mutually Best Matches," Discussion Papers 109, Aboa Centre for Economics.

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    Matching; stability; marriage model; divorce cascades;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General

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