Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Previous research demonstrates that Filipinas have higher rates of out-marriage to whites than Filipinos. This thesis asks, what factors explain this gender difference in Filipino/as' out-marriage patterns? Using a sample of Filipino/as married to whites, I examine gender differences in rates of out-marriage, employ logistic regression to predict the likelihood of out-marriage, and test for gender differences in the effects of independent variables. Bivariate results demonstrate a small, but significant gender difference in out-marriage. Results show that when controlling for all variables, there is no gender difference in the likelihood of out-marriage. However, the effects of spouse's citizenship and spouse's occupation differ by gender. Marrying a U.S. citizen increases the likelihood of out-marriage, but the effect is stronger for women than men. In addition, marrying a professional worker decreases the likelihood of out-marriage, but the effect is stronger for women than for men.
Differences; Filipino; Gender; Marriage; Out; Predictors
Ethnology--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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James, Bryan Jonathan, "Gender differences in predictors of Filipino out-marriage" (2003). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1627.