Marina Adshade

Economist, Writer, and Speaker | Women, sex, love, and work

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Do Women Value Ethnicity Over Income in a Mate?

The very first post on Dollars and Sex asked the question: “Do Women Really Value Income Over Looks in a Mate?”  The research we talked about in that post also addresses the issue of interracial dating, so I thought it would be interesting to return to that paper again and ask a new question: Do women value ethnicity over income in a mate?

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Do Women Really Value Income Over Looks in a Mate?

The dating website eHarmony had a free weekend last week, or so I was told by a friend who was presumably trying to be helpful. Economists find dating websites extremely useful, not to find the love of their lives (although they might be doing that) but because they provide an opportunity to observe a fascinating market in action: the market for marriage. From this market we can determine what individual preferences are for a mate, and this can be extremely useful in economic analysis.

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