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Black-White Differences in Kin Contact and Exchange among Never Married Adults

Citation

Raley, R. Kelly (1995). Black-White Differences in Kin Contact and Exchange among Never Married Adults. Journal of Family Issues, 16(1), 77-103.

Abstract

This research uses the National Survey of Families and Households to explore Black-White differences in kin contact and exchange among unmarried young adults. Many significant differences between Blacks and Whites are found in both the descriptive statistics and in regression models that control for education, employment, and area of residence. This article also investigates the role of premarital fertility in race differences for women. Unmarried Black men and women are more likely than Whites to be living with relatives, especially nonnuclear relatives. In addition, Black women contact mothers and siblings and socialize with relatives more often than White women. However, Blacks are less likely to exchange aid with any relative, although they are more likely to exchange aid with relatives other than their parents.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/019251395016001005

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Family Issues

Author(s)

Raley, R. Kelly

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

1

Pages

77-103

Reference ID

524