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The table shows that among whites who out-married in 2008, there were different patterns by gender in the race of their spouses.
More than a quarter of white men (26.9%) married an Asian woman, and about 6.9% married a black woman.
For example, a study by the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University confirmed that women show a tendency to marry up in socio-economic status; this reduces the probability of marriage of low SES men.
Research at the universities of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Texas A&M addressing the topic of socio-economic status, among other factors, showed that none of the socio-economic status variables appeared to be positively related to outmarriage within the Asian American community, and found lower-socioeconomically stable Asians sometimes utilized outmarriage to whites as a means to advance social status.
Anti-miscegenation laws discouraging marriages between Whites and non-Whites were affecting Asian immigrants and their spouses from the late 17th to early 20th century.Public approval of interracial marriage rose from around 5% in the 1950s to around 80% in the 2000s.The proportion of interracial marriages is markedly different depending on the ethnicity and gender of the spouses.Likewise, since Hispanic is not a race but an ethnicity, Hispanic marriages with non-Hispanics are not registered as interracial if both partners are of the same race (i.e.a Black Hispanic marrying a non-Hispanic Black partner).