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Regression Analyses

(A)Who Remained Never Cohabited by Wave 4?

The next set of analyses presented in Table 2c further

explores why certain groups are less likely to cohabit than others.

As shown in the left-hand side of Table 2c, the odds of all three

Asian subgroups to have never cohabited by Wave 4 are about one

time (100%) higher than for whites. Model 2 shows that

socio-demographic characteristics explain part of the story. In

addition, the reason why Asian Americans are more likely to have

never cohabited than whites is mostly driven by generational status.

First-generation (OR=1.76, p<.001) and second-generation

(OR=1.34, p<.05) young adults are particularly likely to never

cohabit. Among all Asian Americans, there are no significant

subgroup differences in terms of the likelihood of never

cohabitating (see right-hand side of Table 2c), even when most

covariates were taken into account in Model 2. Thus, research

hypothesis H1, that stated Filipino Americans have a higher

likelihood of cohabitating than the other two groups is not

supported. Instead, the effect of generation is very strong


odds of first-generation Asian American young adults to have never

cohabitated are twice as high as the odds for the third-generation.

(B) Who Remained Unmarried by Wave 4?

Table 2m shows that East Asian and Filipino Americans are

significantly more likely than whites to remain unmarried, even

after socio-demographic covariates and generational status are

taken into account. The odds of both groups to be single by Wave 4

were roughly 125% higher (OR=2.25 for East Asians and

OR=1.85 for Filipinos) than for whites. The statistical significance

of both groups is not attenuated even after nativity status was taken

into account. When the analytical sample is restricted to only Asian

Americans, South Asians in particular are significantly less likely to