Random utility maximiser seeks similar: an economic analysis of commitment level in personal relationships

S. Cameron, Alan Collins

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Abstract

This paper presents the first attempts by economists to estimate a random utility maximisation model for the choice of desired involvement level in heterosexual relationships. A sample of newspaper `personal' advertisements is used to estimate a multinomial logit. Age is found to reduce the net probabiblity of seeking a casual relationship. A number of variables are found to be significant determinants of declared entry level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-90
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Economic Psychology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

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