homogamy


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ho·mog·a·my

(hō-mog'ă-mē),
Similarity of husband and wife in a specific trait.
[homo- + G. gamos, marriage]

homogamy

(hə-mŏg′ə-mē, hō-)
n.
1. The state of having stamens and pistils that mature simultaneously.
2. The state of having only one kind of flower on a plant, such as only unisexual flowers.
3. Marriage between people who are similar to each other, especially in their sociocultural backgrounds.

ho′mo·gam′ic (-găm′ĭk) adj.

ho·mog·a·my

(hŏ-mog'ă-mē)
Similarity of husband and wife in a specific trait (e.g., ethnicity, poverty).
[homo- + G. gamos, marriage]

homogamy

the state of having anthers and stigmas maturing at the same time.
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Peri (1999), "A Multivariate Analysis of Homogamy in Montevideo, Uruguay", Population Studies, vol.
As indicated, marital homogamy might pose one obstacle to the formation of black heterosexual unions.
On the other hand, the frequency of homogamy directly determines the extent of acculturation/retention of an ethnic minority as the families in which parents share the same cultural traits (homogamous families) exhibit more retentionist attitude towards their shared traits than the families with mixed cultural parents (heterogamous families).
Homogamy describes unions where partner choice is based on specific criteria (ethnic, religious, social, cultural and socioprofessional).
To the extent that the problems of the black family stem from the numbers imbalance," the commitment to black men and racial homogamy furthers that imbalance, and in so doing, "actually undermine[s] the black family that [black] women hope to salvage" (pp.
In the United States, this form of homogamy is intensifying over time (Schwartz 2010, Mare and Schwartz 2006), a development that contributes to the takeoff in inequality.
y Becky Glass (1985), "Marital Age Heterogamy and Homogamy, 1900 to 1980", Journal of Marriage and Family, pp.
On the other hand, the Social Homogamy hypothesis is proposed.
Patterns of Educational Homogamy in Argentina from the Modality Acquired by Entering Marital Unions
This led to homogamy, or the interbreeding of persons with similar characteristics.
621-646; Jeroen Smits, "Social Closure Among the Higher Educated: Trends in Educational Homogamy in 55 Countries," Social Science Research, June 2003, pp.