Stability of Interracial Marriages

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Essay: Stability of Interracial Marriages Sociology 1A06 CO1 – Prof. S. Colavecchia Tutorial 6 – Adam Mut Misbah Ummehani – 1319225 McMaster University Contents Articles…………………………………………………………………………………………….3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Methodological Approaches………………………………………………………………………4 Key Research Questions….……………………………………………………………………….6 Key Findings………………………………………………………………………………………8 Conclusion and Future Research………………………………………………………………...11 References………………………………………………………………………………………..12 * * Articles Bratter, J. L., & Eschbach, K. (2006). 'What about the couple'? interracial marriage and psychological distress. Social Science Research, 35(4), 1025-1047. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2005.09.001 Bratter, J. L., & King, R. B. (2008). “But will it last?”: Marital instability among interracial and Same-race couples*. Family Relations, 57(2), 160-171. Doi10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00491.x Forry, N. D., Leslie, L. A., & Letiecq, B. L. (2007). Marital quality in interracial relationships. Journal of Family Issues, 28(12), 1538-1552. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X07304466 Fu, V. K. and Wolfinger, N. H. (2011), Broken Boundaries or Broken Marriages? Racial Intermarriage and Divorce in the United States. Social Science Quarterly, 92: 1096–1117. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00809.x Zhang, Y., & Van Hook, J. (2009). Marital dissolution among interracial couples. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(1), 95-107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741 3737.2008.00582.x Introduction: The world today claims to have come a long way from the bitter days of discrimination, especially in regards to race, and to a great extent this is true. The existence of legal interracial relationships, whether they are romantic or friendly, gives testimony to the fact that society has evolved for the

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