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With positive assortive matching, one possible role of placement agents is to certify the quality of their issuer-clients to investors.
The coefficients from the models are then applied to the custodial mother's characteristics to estimate the father's income, assuming positive assortive mating (for more information about income imputation, see Garfinkel, Heintze, & Huang, 2001).
This assortive matching not only creates households in which both spouses are equally highly paid, but also tends to produce offspring with more extreme attributes, not only in terms of IQ but also in terms of motivation and training.
We find very strong evidence of positive assortive mating among the adults in our sample of families.
Mixing between sexual activity groups was assumed to be assortive, with a moderate preference to select partners in similar sexual activity groups (22).