(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