Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Winter 2014

Journal or Book Title

Family Focus

Volume

F17

Abstract

To date, a number of scholars have focused on understanding Black men’s retreat from marriage, rather than focusing on those who have succeeded in marriage. According to recent estimates, one-third of Black men in the U.S. were married; this proportion is fewer than Hispanics (44%), Whites (53%), and Asians (58%), as reported by the United States Census Bureau in 2014. Cultivating strong marital relationships is important because marriages impact physical, psychological, emotional, and financial well-being as well as children’s developmental outcomes. Thus, disparities in marital formation and stability could negatively impact individual, child, and family well-being (Bryant & Wickrama, 2005).

Comments

This article is published as Hurt, T. R. (2014). Black men and marriage: Is the glass half empty or half full? National Council on Family Relations Report, Family Focus, Winter 2014, F17. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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