Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, April 03, 2006

Is marriage only for white people ?

African Americans are the most uncoupled people in the country, and black child was more likely to grow up living with both parents during slavery days than he or she is today.
The marriage rate for African Americans has been dropping since the 1960s. In 2001, according to the U.S. Census, 43.3% of black men and 41.9% of black women in America had never been married, in contrast to 27.4% and 20.7% respectively for whites. African American women are the least likely in our society to marry. In the period between 1970 and 2001, the overall marriage rate in the United States declined by 17%; but for blacks, it fell by 34%.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Latinos and Asians both have better marriage longivity than whites.

4:08 PM


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