Harvard University Press; Interracial and interethnic relationships are about as common among the growing share of cohabitors as they are among newlyweds. Yet fewer than two-thirds of black women reported having married at least once by the same age. Bywe began to see an educational divergence in family patterns for whites. Starting inas the gap between the wages of more- and less-educated people started to widen, the educational gradient in divorce began to grow as well. The original Demographic Transition was the shift from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates experienced first by Western Europe and eventually by all countries.
According to the United States Census Bureauthe number of interracially married couples has increased fromin tointointo 1, in and to 2, in ; accounting for 0.
Interracial marriage in the United States
This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat This data comes from Table 3 Model 4 of the Zhang paper, which incorporates all controls into the model. The Library, University of California, Berkeley. And members of smaller racial or ethnic groups may be more likely to intermarry because relatively few potential partners share their race or ethnicity. Whites and blacks of all classes have experienced delays in marriage, but declines in the proportion who have ever married at age 40—44 also appeared first for blacks with low levels of education.