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
Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Family; Marriage
Coverage: United States
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.