2 min read.Updated: 29 Mar 2016, 08:17 PM ISTTadit Kundu
In a marriage where both partners are working, the husband and wife often tend to be engaged in similar occupations
Mumbai: Is it true that people tend to marry within their profession or occupation? Data available from the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS-II) suggests so, if we analyse marriages within and across broad occupation categories. For example, among those female teachers who were married, 19% were married to fellow teachers (CHART 1A), the highest among the 14 occupation categories we constructed. This pattern holds for male teachers too—14% of male teachers are married to fellow teachers (CHART 1B), more than any other group if we exclude housewives. In fact, for all the male teachers whose spouses were not housewives, 55% of them were married to a fellow teacher.
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