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Assortative mating for height in Pakistani arranged marriages

  • Mahmud Ahmad (a1), R. I. Gilbert (a2) and Asif-Un-Nisa Naqui (a1)


Heights of couples of arranged marriages in Islamabad, Pakistan, were measured. There is an overall significant correlation, and this correlation is maintained when the data are subdivided according to various classifications, e.g. social class. Some hypotheses are put forward to explain the correlations.



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