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The Decline in Marriage Among African Americans Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications

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Published by Russell Sage Foundation Publications .
Written in English


  • Marriage,
  • Family & Relationships,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth,
  • Family/Marriage,
  • African American families,
  • Black studies,
  • USA,
  • African Americans

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsM. Belinda Tucker (Editor), Claudia Mitchell-Kernan (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8348394M
ISBN 100871548860
ISBN 109780871548863

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I hope through this book to extend and elevate the conversation about the decline in marriage among African Americans. While the book takes the reader inside the lives of college-educated black women, it also brings into view the broader economic and cultural shifts that have transformed the terrain of intimate relationships for everyone/5(95). Decline in Marriage Among African Americans, The Tucker, M. Belinda, Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia Published by Russell Sage Foundation Tucker, M. Belinda and Claudia Mitchell-Kernan. Decline in Marriage Among African Americans, The: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications. Russell Sage Foundation,   The result, according to The Decline in Marriage Among African Americans, is a greater share of family responsibilities being borne by women, an increased vulnerability to poverty and violence, and an erosion of community ties. Black Marriage in America. Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community. In only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans. Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans.

  This book is easy to read, and I liked how Mr Banks started with plenty of statistics to show the overall decline in marriage in America and how the decline is most severe among African Americans/5(73). Is Marriage for White People? is the first book to illuminate the many facets of the African American marriage decline and its implications for American society. The book explains the social and economic forces that have undermined marriage for African Americans and that shape everyone’s lives. To summarize, increases in divorce preceded declines in marriage, beginning first among the most disadvantaged blacks. 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. By , we began to see an Cited by: Marriage in Black is a comprehensive empirical examination of marriage among African Americans, including topics ranging from marriage patterns and attitudes to gender relations, childrearing, and conflict resolution. The authors use a multiethnic feminist perspective to analyze interviews from a class- and race- diverse group of native-born.

Which of the following best explains the decline in marriage among African Americans in the last several decades? *The lack of suitable marriage partners available for women *The tendency of African-American men marry White women *increasing intermarriage between the different ethnic groups *Cultural values that deemphasize child rearing. Get this from a library! The decline in marriage among African Americans: causes, consequences, and policy implications. [M Belinda Tucker; Claudia Mitchell-Kernan;] -- The original, often controversial, research presented in this book links marital decline to a pivotal drop in the pool of marriageable black males. Increased joblessness has robbed many black men of. In book: The decline in marriage among African Americans: Causes, consequences and policy implications Chapter: Trends in African American family formation: A . A better representation of the book’s contents is found in the subtitle: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. Banks main interest is in evaluating the factors that are affecting marriage rates among middle-class blacks.