Men and dating patterns
As such, it’s different from a look at, say, unemployment numbers or test scores. the average.” Think of them as how people weigh race in deciding attraction.
So, for example, in the bottom-right corner of the lower table, you see that white women think white men are 17% more attractive than the average guy.
On average, women married at younger ages than men.
Marriage patterns differed markedly by age at marriage and by educational attainment.
A comparison of the two cohorts shows that the likelihood of marriage declined, the average age at first marriage increased by 1 year, and married couples were more likely to divorce in the latter cohort.
Stevenson and Wolfers found stark differences in marriage patterns between racial groups and between education groups for the 1950–1955 birth cohort: Blacks married later and at lower rates compared with Whites.
About equal proportions of men and women who received a college degree married by age 46, 88 percent for men and 90 percent for women.The article presents data on marriages and divorces by age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin, as well as by educational attainment.Many changes in the last half century have affected marriage and divorce rates.This work is descriptive and does not attempt to explain causation or why marriage patterns differ across groups.About 85 percent of the NLSY79 cohort married by age 46, and among those who married, a sizeable fraction, almost 30 percent, married more than once.
Move one square to the left, and you see that they think Latinos are 1% above average, and so on.