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Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States

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Department of Sociology and Social Work, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 76204, USA
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Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Stevens-Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
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Societies 2018, 8(3), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030087
Received: 6 August 2018 / Revised: 12 September 2018 / Accepted: 12 September 2018 / Published: 16 September 2018
This study examines the patterns of interracial marriage and interethnic marriage among foreign-born Asians in the United States, using pooled data from the 2008–2012 American Community Surveys. Results show that the most dominant pattern of marriage among foreign-born Asians was still intra-ethnic marriage and that interracial marriage, especially with whites, rather than interethnic marriage among Asians, remained the dominant pattern of intermarriages. Out of all foreign-born Asian marriages, inter-Asian marriages stayed at only about 3%. Among all foreign-born Asian groups, Japanese were most likely to marry interracially and interethnically, while Asian Indians had the lowest rates of interracial marriage and interethnic marriage. Foreign-born Asian women were more likely to interracially marry, especially with whites, than foreign-born Asian men, but they were not much different from foreign-born Asian men in terms of their interethnic marriage rate. The findings have significant implications for intermarriage research, assimilation, and Asian American panethnicity. View Full-Text
Keywords: intermarriage; interracial marriage; interethnic marriage; foreign-born Asians; assimilation; Asian American panethnicity intermarriage; interracial marriage; interethnic marriage; foreign-born Asians; assimilation; Asian American panethnicity
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Yang, P.; Bohm-Jordan, M. Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States. Societies 2018, 8, 87. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030087

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Yang P, Bohm-Jordan M. Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States. Societies. 2018; 8(3):87. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030087

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Yang, Philip; Bohm-Jordan, Maggie. 2018. "Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States" Societies 8, no. 3: 87. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030087

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