S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소) Development and Society Korea Journal of Population and Development Vol.20 No.1/2 (1991)
Patterns and Trends of Educational Mating in Korea
- Park, Mee Hae
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- Korea Journal of Population and Development, Vol.20 No.2, pp. 1-15
- This study examines the patterns and trends in the association between wives' and husbands' educational attainment during 1950-79 in Korea. Log-linear analysis traces the educational mating of successive marriage cohorts. using Korean censuses. The most prominent feature in educational mating in Korea overtime has been a rapid increase in college homogamy during 1960-79. which has increased three times every decade since the 1950s. This increase reflects the increasing rigidity of the status order in Korea during the I 960s and 1970s. This result is consistent with the conflict perspective. which argues that the dominant strata consolidates its class culture through homogamous marriages. From 1970-79. hypergamy increased in Korea. sustaining the traditional marriage pattern while Korea underwent industrialization. Although Korean couples married during 1970-79 have greater educational hypogamy. it is thought to he due to demographic changes in age heterogamous couples.
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