Declining Marriage Ratios of Young Black Women: Testing Alternative Economic Hypotheses

Brown, Christopher; Kesselring, Randall
April 2006
Review of Black Political Economy;Spring2006, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of economic factors towards the decline in marriage ratios of black women. According to the author, the reduction of opportunities to improve the welfare of married couples resulted to the decrease of the number of young adults who want to get married. The two hypothesis for the decrease in marriage among young black women are the market opportunity hypothesis and the man shortage hypothesis.


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