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assortative

/as·sor·ta·tive/ (ah-sor´tah-tiv) characterized by or pertaining to selection on the basis of likeness or kind.
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Assortative mixing in networks, Phsical Review Letters 89(20): 208701.
The spatial ecology of alcohol problems: Niche theory and assortative drinking.
We define selection as a function of an assortative process in section 3.
Furthermore, the data indicate that the process of assortative mating results in considerable variance in earnings among dual-earner couples.
In this example, dominance interactions could strengthen assortative mating and therefore further divergence.
The present study also sheds light on the role of typically unobserved factors likely to be important determinants of selection into marriage, including the father's attributes and the degree to which the parents have similar characteristics (positive assortative matching).
If we interpret intermarriage as a measure of the broader social integration of immigrants, then knowledge of the importance of assortative matching on education in marriage markets can inform our understanding of the intergenerational immigrant assimilation process more generally.
Our empirical results indicate that there exists a positive assortative matching of PIPE placement agents and issuers.
Assortative mating and marital quality in newlyweds: A couple-centered approach.
With the elimination of promise marriage, the nature of the marriage market was altered wholly and assortative mating made the rule.
In addition to population size, the Hardy-Weinberg parameters of relative fitness, migration (gene flow), mutation, and assortative mating can be set at the beginning of each simulation run (Table 2).
Assortative weight gain in mother-daughter and father-son pairs: an emerging source of childhood obesity: longitudinal study of trios (EarlyBird 43).