ERIC Number: ED028857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-10
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Racial Differences in Teen-Age Girls' Orientations Toward Marriage: A Study of Youth Living in an Economically Depressed Area of the South.
Kuvlesky, William P.; And Others
Aspirations and expectations held toward marriage by a sample of Negro and white adolescent girls from 3 all-rural East Texas counties were compared. The primary objective of the study was to determine (using Chi-Square analysis techniques) the extent to which racial differences existed in desired age of marriage, desired and expected number of children, and aspirations and expectations for employment after marriage, while controlling for socioeconomic status. Results of the study indicated that except for number of children desired and expected, statistically significant racial differences did exist. Negro girls desired marriage significantly later than white girls, and well over one-half of the Negro girls desired and expected to work outside the home even after the arrival of children while a majority of whites wanted and expected to work only until they had children. (EV)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-12, 1969).