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Breaking the Racial Barriers: Variations in Interracial Marriage Between 1980 and 1990

Zhenchao Qian
Demography
Vol. 34, No. 2 (May, 1997), pp. 263-276
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061704
Page Count: 14
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Breaking the Racial Barriers: Variations in Interracial Marriage Between 1980 and 1990
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Abstract

Using PUMS data from the 1980 and the 1990 U.S. Census, I apply log-linear models to examine interracial marriage among whites, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Rarely, but increasingly between 1980 and 1990, interracial marriage of whites occurs most frequently with Asian Americans, followed by Hispanics, and then by African Americans. Interracial marriage tends to be educationally homogamous and the odds of interracial marriage increase with couples' educational attainment. Among interracially married couples with different educational attainments, both men and women from lower status racial groups but with high education levels tend to marry spouses from a higher status racial group with low education levels.

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