Path analysis under generalized assortative mating:I. Theory

D. C. Rao, N. E. Morton, C. R. Cloninger

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Abstract

Assortative mating is generalized to include social homogamy and phenotypic homogamy as two special cases. This generalization, called mixed homogamy, enables tests of hypotheses on the nature of assortment. Cultural inheritance is also extended to include two components: transmitted from parental environments, and non-transmitted sibship environment. Familial correlations are derived for a variety of relationships under mixed homogamy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-188
Number of pages14
JournalGenetical Research
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1979

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