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Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: A Remark

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  • Arnaud Dupuy

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  • Alfred Galichon

    (Département d'économie (ECON))

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In the context of the Beckerian theory of marriage, when men and women match on a singledimensional 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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  • Arnaud Dupuy & Alfred Galichon, 2012. "Canonical Correlation and Assortative Matching: A Remark," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/45je9bvs588, Sciences Po.
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    Keywords

    Matching; Marriage; Assignment; Assortative Matching; Canonical Correlation;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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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