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Marriage Markets

  • By: Kim M. Lloyd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Marriage markets refer to the characteristics, composition, and geographic location of dating pools within which people search for intimate partners. Broadly speaking, marriage market research posits that individuals make decisions regarding the formation and ...

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