Human Development and Family Studies
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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).
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Hurt, Tera R., "Black Men and Marriage: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?" (2014). Human Development and Family Studies Publications. 126.
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