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“Ethnic Variations in Characteristics of First Unions” 203

Table 4c Odds Ratios of Multinomial Logistic Regression Models

Predicting the Race of First Cohabiting Partner

(weighted data, n

Asian

=617)

Model 1

Model 2

(ref: white partner)

Other

Asian

Other

Asian

East Asian (ref.)

--

--

--

--

Filipinos 3.13**

4.61**

3.56**

5.08**

South Asians 1.56

2.19

1.24

1.81

Male 1.59

1.73

1.5

1.83†

Age at Wave 4 1.34**

1.17

1.40**

1.20

Family Structure

Two-parent family (ref.)

--

--

Single-parent family

1.20

1.07

Stepfamily

1.05

0.37

Other family

4.11

2.41

Maternal Education

Less than HS (ref.)

--

--

High School

0.25*

0.51

Some College

0.21*

0.60

University and more

0.20*

0.24*

Generational Status

1st generation

0.54

0.91

2nd generation

0.88

0.54

3rd generation (ref.)

--

--

pseudo r-square

0.00871

0.10919

Note:

† p < .10, * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001

The “other” category in the outcome variable refers to partners who are

black, Hispanic, or other race.