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For Consideration: Economic Inequality & Assortative Mating

… the dating market of urban centers (particularly as people marry like, rather than marrying “up” or “down,” a twenty-first-century trend economists term “assortative mating” 23 ). Smart people want to be around other smart people not just for work, but also for friendships and romantic relationships, and over time that results in highly stratified hyper-educated affluent places…

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, http://a.co/4FKHzLO“>The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class