It is obvious though that demographic segregation will shift away from a panmictic dynamic, and, I think marriage is frankly a higher bar than accepting the proposal for a date.Here’s the chart that shows you who wanted who: Just inspecting the table, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on here. Not only are non-Asian women not impressed, but Asian women aren’t reciprocally racially discriminatory to level the playing field. Though there is some variation in the male acceptances by race, but as I said most of the differences were not statistically significant. This is their first linear equation: Decision We first look at the decisions of female subjects.Older subjects and more physically attractive subjects exhibit weaker same-race preferences.A few points need to be made clear: males do not exhibit statistically significant racial preferences by and large. I’m not surprised that older subjects have weaker biases, I suspect frankly they’re more realistic and don’t want to narrow their options anymore than they have to.
Females exhibit stronger racial preferences than males.
The richness of our data further allows us to identify many determinants of same-race preferences.
Subjects’ backgrounds, including the racial composition of the ZIP code where a subject grew up and the prevailing racial attitudes in a subject’s state or country of origin, strongly influence same-race preferences.
This post is going to review some findings in a paper which attempts to both describe the differences in race preference for dating by race and across genders, and, why those differences might emerge the way that they do.
The paper is Racial Preferences in Dating, Review of Economic Studies (click the link to download and read the whole thing yourself! Here’s the abstract: We examine racial preferences in dating.