And – once they have replied to a suitor from a different race – people are then themselves more likely to cross racial lines and initiate interracial contact in the future.
Lewis’s study of romantic social networks considered only heterosexual interactions, for apples-to-apples comparison with the majority of previous findings, and only those individuals, for the sake of simplicity, who self-identify with one and only one of the top five most populous of Ok Cupid’s racial categories: Black, White, Asian (East Asian), Hispanic/Latino and Indian (South Asian).
In this course, we’ll pick up where introductory statistics courses leave off, and get an introduction to more advanced statistical methods for observational data, including but not limited to: regression for categorical dependent variables, fixed and random effects models, and hierarchical linear modeling.
But these techniques are also quite limited, and impose strict assumptions that do not allow us to meet many of our goals, adequately answer our questions, or provide stringent tests of our theories and hypotheses.
In this context, cohabitation contributes to the phenomenon of people getting married for the first time at a later age than was typical in earlier generations (Glezer 1991).
Furthermore, marriage will continue to be delayed as more people place education and career ahead of “settling down.” , when someone is married to only one person at a time.
In many countries and cultures around the world, however, having one spouse is not the only form of marriage.
(when a couple shares a residence but not a marriage) becoming more acceptable in recent years, people may be less motivated to get married.
In a recent survey, 39 percent of respondents answered “yes” when asked whether marriage is becoming obsolete (Pew Research Center 2010).