ERIC Number: ED228129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Japanese American Intermarriage.
Endo, Russell; Hirokawa, Dale
Data for this study of Japanese American intermarriage in Denver (Colorado) from 1910-11 to 1980-81 were collected from marriage records in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver. In order to compare intermarriage trends with available census figures (mostly on population size and sex composition), records were reviewed for all census years and the year following. Findings include the following. There is a pattern of increasing levels of Japanese American intermarriage over time. This same pattern was seen in similar studies conducted in Hawaii and California. In all cases, this partly reflects cultural, social, and economic changes occurring within successive Japanese American generations. There was no clear relation between intermarriage rate and population size. When the Denver intermarriage rate began rapidly increasing, Japanese American females intermarried more frequently than males. The study concludes that Denver, as an "outlying area," may exhibit similar patterns, but at times, different rates of intermarriage than places with numerically and proportionally larger Japanese American populations. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Dept. of Sociology.
Identifiers: California; Colorado (Denver); Hawaii
Note: Working Paper of the Asian and Pacific American Research Project.