Tuesday, February 06, 2007

51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse

In 2005, 51 percent of women said they were living without a spouse, up from 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000.

Several factors are driving the statistical shift. At one end of the age spectrum, women are marrying later or living with unmarried partners more often and for longer periods. At the other end, women are living longer as widows and, after a divorce, are more likely than men to delay remarriage, sometimes delighting in their newfound freedom.
Who says men are afraid of commitment? While only 49% of women of married, 53% of men are, a 4 point differential. If that was the difference in an election, it would be a blow out. The facts don't lie, and the facts say men are married at a higher rate then women.
In addition, marriage rates among black women remain low. Only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, according to the Census Bureau, compared with about 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.
That is amazing that Asian women are married at twice the rate that black women are.

via NY Times


crush41 said...

Due to homicide and criminality leading to incaceration, there are fewer black males than black females in many major US cities, sometimes by an order of more than 10%. And white male-black female marriages are pretty unusual (there are 3x as many black male-white female marriages). White men, however, marry Asian women at three times the rate that Asian men marry white women.

Black women and Asian men need to start getting together, but when was the last time you saw a couple of said composition?!

Fat Knowledge said...

Black women and Asian men need to start getting together, but when was the last time you saw a couple of said composition?!

Can't say I have seen that too often.

Sounds like something Hollywood should take up. Wikipedia actually has an entry on interracial fictional characters and there have only been 3 instances of Asian men with Black women.

I didn't think I had ever seen one, but I had actually seen Romeo must Die with Jet Li and Aaliyah.

crush41 said...


Interesting wiki link. I even added to it--Wayne and Cassandra from Wayne's world for white man and Asian woman. The addition shows the depth of my intellect, I know :)

Fat Knowledge said...

Excellent. Party on Garth!

Matthew Townend said...

black women get screwed on this deal cuz it seems like in general (huge stereotype coming here) that they're attracted to black men. And black men are attracted to black women, but according to these stats are also attracted to white women. Although I do have a buddy that's dating a black girl... but she basically acts white lol

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