assortive mating

assortive mating

the matching of males and females for reproduction in a manner that avoids random selection.

non-random mating

Mating between two genetically compatible organisms in which the pairing combinations are influenced or controlled in some fashion.
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8) If the estimated equation suffers from unobserved variables that affect compensation packages of both spouses, then assortive mating will cause a positive correlation between Hs and the error terms in Equation (2), [v.
Again, firm size, the same as spousal health insurance, may produce biased results due to assortive mating.
As predicted by our earlier discussion, these estimates probably overestimate the tradeoff resulting from assortive mating.