Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Jennifer Keene

Number of Pages

68

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Differences; Filipino; Gender; Marriage; Out; Predictors

Controlled Subject

Ethnology--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

3911.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/k6gh-vx9i


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