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“Ethnic Variations in Characteristics of First Unions” 195

White Black Hispanics Asian East Asian Filipino South Asian

Number of marriage by W4

Never married 45.57 69.22 51.04 55.81 64.61 57.97

46.30

one 49.35 29.04 45.68 41.86 35.27 40.02

49.10

two or more 5.07 1.74

3.29

2.33

0.11

2.01

4.60

Cohabitors:

(unweighted N)

5,986 2,262 1,513

620

208

259

150

% end in marriage 54.19 32.20 46.89 44.73 37.13 48.37

49.49

Race of first cohabiting partner

White 86.83 8.05 29.89 27.43 42.13 13.73

26.84

Black 2.76 82.16

6.36

7.40

6.46

4.24

11.16

Hispanics 6.45 5.69 57.67 11.07

7.24 15.82

8.98

Asian 1.81 1.20

2.78 49.00 36.81 60.01

50.77

Other race 2.15 2.89

3.31

5.10

7.36

6.19

2.25

Marrieds:

(unweighted N)

4,642 1,022 1,211

444

114

203

124

% preceded by cohabitation

66.25 59.87 55.05 51.93 57.12

62.22 43.24

Race of first married partner

White 90.10 8.61 23.87 24.74 49.17

13.04 18.61

Black 1.64 81.51

3.16

6.20

3.19

6.11

8.12

Hispanics 5.24 6.37 68.29

7.69

6.96

7.17

7.69

Asian 1.14 0.95

1.66 55.60 40.61

67.31 56.81

Other race 1.87 2.55

3.02

5.77

0.07

6.38

8.77