Spouse similarity in American and Swedish couples.

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Source
Behav Genet. 1980 Jan;10(1):59-71
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1980
Author
R A Price
S G Vandenberg
Source
Behav Genet. 1980 Jan;10(1):59-71
Date
Jan-1980
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Comparative Study
Female
Humans
Male
Marriage
Middle Aged
Phenotype
Pregnancy
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors
Sweden
Twins
United States
Abstract
A very similar pattern of homogamy was found in samples of American and Swedish couples for physical, social, and behavioral variables. In the Swedish sample, there were only minor differences in assortment, i.e., in similarity to spouses, between MZ and DZ twins. Although our data are not conclusive on this point, there was an indication that the observed similarity of spouses for most variables is due to initial assortment rather than to convergence of phenotypes after initial contact. Exceptions are that spouses do appear to converge for highly plastic variables such as alcohol consumption and amount of social activity.
PubMed ID
7191703 View in PubMed
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