TABLE 3.B2 Intermarriage Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Nativity, 1980, and by Race/Ethnicity, Nativity, and Racial/Ethnic Ancestry, 1990, Aged 20 to 29 Years

 

 

1990

Race/Ethnicity

1980

Overall

Single

Multiple

White

Foreign-Born

1.9

2.1

1.8

5.5

Native-Born

1.7

2.0

1.8

4.3

Total

1.7

2.0

1.8

4.4

Asian

Foreign-Born

48.0

38.3

91.7

Native-Born

79.7

71.6

90.9

Total

48.6

63.7

54.0

91.5

Black

Foreign-Born

9.1

7.3

17.1

Native-Born

5.4

5.6

6.3

Total

3.1

5.4

5.4

6.8

Hispanic

Foreign-Born

18.9

18.3

33.5

Native-Born

50.8

45.7

56.0

Total

29.2

37.0

36.2

48.1

Note: rates are shown as the percentage of persons in marital unions who are married to a person of a different race or Hispanic status.—= estimate not made.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census microdata files, 1980 and 1990.

TABLE 3.B3 Exogamy Estimates for Ethnic Groups by Immigrant Generation

 

Immigrant Generation

Race/Ethnicity

First

Second

Third

Fourth+

White

.10

.09

.08

.08

Asian

.13

.34

.54

.54

Black

.14

.12

.10

.10

Hispanic

.08

.32

.57

.57

 

Source: Panel estimates using 1990 census microdata and 1994 birth data from the National Center for Health Statistics.



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