Jeremy Greenwood of the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues estimate that assortative mating pushes up the Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality) from 0.34 to 0.43.Work by Brookings’ Gary Burtless suggests that between 10 percent and 16 percent of income inequality in the United States is caused by the “growing correlation of earned incomes received by husbands and wives.”“By definition, the black female college graduates who do not marry are not assortatively mating, since they are not mating — defined as marrying — at all.Moreover, Compatible Partners really understands that location is an important factor in finding the perfect match.
We’ve learnt a lot from studying those relationships, and have used that information in our Compatibility Matching System ™, Compatible Partners’ patented technology that goes deeper than other lesbian dating websites to predict how connected two people truly are.
Often times, if we are accomplished, we’re seen as too independent, and if we don’t have an established career and completely cater to a man’s needs, we’re often looked at as “gold diggers.” We can’t win!
We’ve asked single Black men to share some of the real perceptions floating around about dating Black women, to help jumpstart the conversation and dispel some of the myths out there. Unfortunately Black women often have so many things we are trying to juggle that it can sometimes become second nature to not smile or take a moment to say hello.
One implication of assortative mating is greater household income inequality, since education is a strong — and strengthening — predictor of earnings.
Households with two college graduates multiply that earnings power by two and are doing much better than households with less-educated couples.
Only 11% of black women marry men with more education.