On Black/White Intermarriage Patterns
The past century has witnessed limited and an acute sexual difference in black/white intermarriages. For example, in 2000, 9.63 percent of black males' marriages involve white spouses while it was 3.84 percent for black females. In this paper, I formulate and estimate a decision model of interracial partnership selection and provide quantitative explanations for the black/white intermarriage pattern. The model permits comparison of four competing explanations: (i) the mating taboo, (ii) segregation, (iii) courtship opportunities, and (iv) sexual difference in variation of endowments. The model is a two-sided search model. Because these sources affect the marriage outcomes differently, empirical identification of these potential sources is possible. I demonstrate identification of the structural parameters of the model using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||2004|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.EconomicDynamics.org/society.htm
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:red:sed004:566. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christian Zimmermann)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.