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Societies 2015, 5(4), 855-871; doi:10.3390/soc5040855

It’s All about the Children: An Intersectional Perspective on Parenting Values among Black Married Couples in the United States

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Hopkins Population Center, The Johns Hopkins University, 3003 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 22128, USA
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Department of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
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Academic Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Received: 25 August 2015 / Revised: 10 November 2015 / Accepted: 24 November 2015 / Published: 15 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intersectionality: Disentangling the Complexity of Inequality)
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Black families in the United States are usually studied from a deficit perspective that primarily considers single parents in poverty. There is, however, considerable diversity among American Black families in terms of social class, immigration status, marital status, and parenting values and practices. Using data from the Contemporary Black Marriage Study, a study of young married couples who are native-born Black, African immigrants, or Caribbean immigrants, this research examines childbearing and parenting values from an intersectional perspective. A sample of whites is included for comparison purposes. The research considers impacts of social class, immigration, gender, and race as well as structural influences. Diversity exists both within and among social and demographic groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: immigration; United States; families; Black/African American; social class; intersectionality immigration; United States; families; Black/African American; social class; intersectionality
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Cross-Barnet, C.; McDonald, K.B. It’s All about the Children: An Intersectional Perspective on Parenting Values among Black Married Couples in the United States. Societies 2015, 5, 855-871.

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