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Exogamy in First Marriages and Remarriages: An Analysis of Mate Selection in First and Second Marriages Among American Jews in the 1990s, and its theoretical Implications

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Publication Date: January 1991

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Ariela Keysar; Barry A. Kosmin; Nava Lerer; Egon Mayer

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: American Jews; Family; Marriage

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The question of the factors accounting for the decision to marry exogamously in second marriages is address by an analysis of a sub sample of remarried Jews respondents drawn from the National Jewish Population Survey. While several background factors are found to predict a first intermarriage: sex, denominational family background, religious education, year of marriage and academic attainment, only two are significantly related to exogamic remarriage: academic attainment and year of marriage.