It common knowledge that any fast google will show. Black males are far less likely to have advance degrees then their females other half.
Like being told to prove that the sky is blue.
Let see :
The differences in rates of marriage may in part be due to a shortage of âmarriageableâ black men, itself a product of high rates of incarceration and early death. (It is worth noting that while there has been a rise in inter-racial marriage, blacks, and black women in particular, remain the least likely to marry someone of a different race.)
4. BLACK COLLEGE GRADUATES LESS LIKELY TO MARRY A COLLEGE GRADUATE
People tend to marry someone with similar levels of education and income, as we discussed last week. So college graduates are not only more likely to be married, they are more likely to be married to each other. This means they can âdouble upâ on the rising college wage premium.
But again, there are differences by race. Black women with an undergraduate degree are less likely to marry a man with a undergraduate degree than their white classmates, as we noted in a 2015 paper, âSingle black female BA seeks educated husband: Race, assortative mating and inequality.â White women are now slightly more likely to be better educated than their husbands. But this âmarrying downâ in terms of education is nothing new for black women, as a recent paper by Chiappori, SalanieĚ, and Weiss shows (note that the figure below measures shares by birth cohort, not by year):
So: black women with an undergraduate degree are less likely to get married, and if they do, are less likely to marry a man with an undergraduate degree. (Note that our data does not yet capture same-sex marriages.) The result is that improvements in the individual economic position of black Americans does not translate into equivalent gains at the household level.