Interracial marriage formation: entry into first union and transition from cohabitation to marriage Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Fu, Yilan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • Few prior studies on union formation and transition have emphasized a very distinct group - racially and ethnically mixed couples, whose patterns of entry into first union and transition from cohabitation to marriage are very different from couples in general. Using the female data from 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (cycle VI), I employed survival analysis to specifically examine interracial marriage formation process. The results reveal that non-white females with higher education are more likely to be in interracial cohabitation and marriage, while such interracial unions are more common among white females with lower education. The likelihood of starting interracial first union is even among females from age 15 to 40. The likelihood of transition from cohabitation to marriage for a mixed couple falls in between those for same race couples of the two origin groups.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology."
  • Guo, Guang
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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