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Title:Lady and the trump: Status and wealth in the marriage market PDF Logo
Authors:Almenberg, Johan
Dreber, Anna
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 690
Abstract:We examine a relatively neglected aspect of intergenerational transmission of economic standing, namely culturally determined status markers and their valuation in the marriage market. We take nobility to be such a status marker. Using data on Swedish marriages, we test the hypothesis that nobility have a greater probability of marrying up in terms of wealth. We find a large and statistically significant positive effect for nobility. This finding has important implications for the intergenerational transmission of inequality, and for the longevity of the institution of nobility itself.
Subjects:Marriage
Status
Intergenerational Transmission
Nobility
JEL:J11
J12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, EFI - The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

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