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Nuptiality in Latin America

that

can

sometimes

be

very

different.

The

situation

in

Ecuador

might

be

the

most dramatic because less than 10 percent of the women 20-24 or men 23-27 who

were in a union in 1982 were in a consensual union if they lived in the

mountains but over half were in a consensual union if they lived on the

coast.

7

(When

we

additionally

ran

separate

models

within

regions

instead

of

whole countries, we obtained similar results for the effect of education but

different ones [sometimes] for the effect of urban/rural residence.)

Results from these multivariate analyses, separately for males (23-27)

and

females

(20-24)

are

shown

in

Table

1.

Throughout

Latin

America,

there

is

a definitely positive relationship between education and union type among

young people that persists after controlling for region, urban/rural residence

and

age,

and

that

is

as

true

for

women

as

for

men.

Women

and

men

tend

to

be

married instead of in consensual unions the more education they have received.

It also seems the case that, except in Argentina, there is more of a gradient

by

education

among

women

than

men.8

But

since

results

generally

seem

so

similar for men and women, does this mean that men and women of similar

education

tend

to

marry

or

enter

a

consensual

union

with

each

other?

It

appears so.

TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE

The issue of homogamy is a complicated one, and discussion of the methods

one

might

use

to

study

it

also

are

complicated.

Additionally,

the

examination

of the issue here cannot be definitive even if we wanted because, among other

things, my data do not contain information that could link all spouses.

Instead, I have information on “relationship to head” and can only link heads

to

their

spouses

or

vice

versa.

Since

many

young

people

do

not

live

in

their

own households even when they have formed a union (another topic), such links

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