TITLE

A STUDY OF 325 MIXED MARRIAGES

AUTHOR(S)
Baber, Ray
PUB. DATE
October 1937
SOURCE
American Sociological Review;Oct37, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p705
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses mixed marriages in America. For four years, the writer has been collecting mixed marriage cases personally known to his students in the course on "Marriage and the Family." There are now 32.5 cases complete enough for tabulation purposes, making a large enough sample to show something of the variety and nature of such marriages. There is no control group with which they can be directly compared, but subgroups can be compared with each other and some aspects of behavior noted. Finally, some of the special hazards of such marriages can be analyzed. It is interesting to note that the males are preponderantly non-white, the ratio of non-whites to whites being more than 4 to 1. The women are mostly white, the ratio being almost 3 to 1. As far as this sample goes, black and yellow men marry white women four times as frequently as white men marry black and yellow women, there being 36 and 9 cases respectively. One possible reason for so few white men marrying yellow women is that there are so few of the latter in this country, and these few are in demand by the males of their own race, who outnumber them enormously.
ACCESSION #
12848131

 

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