Tag: single-mothers

Racial differences in relationship and childbearing patterns

The post documents racial differences in relationship and childbearing patterns. This covers a broad range of topics including racial differences in marriage rates, cohabitation rates, marital stability, marital well-being, sexual behaviors, pregnancies, abortions, fertility rates, single mother household rates, half-siblings, and more. In general, there is a typical rank-order of desirable outcomes by race/ethnicity. Asians tend to have the best outcomes, followed by whites, Hispanics, and then blacks with the worse outcomes.

Causes of disproportionate black crime

In a previous post, I argued that systemic racism and socioeconomic status (SES) were poor explanations of disproportionate levels of black crime. I concluded with the claim that the intelligence gap (or IQ gap), not the SES gap, is the primary cause of the disproportionate levels of black crime. In other words, the IQ gap is the primary cause of the disparities in crime between blacks and whites. I will defend this claim in the first half of this post. Another significant cause of the black-white crime gap seems to be differences in family structure between blacks and whites, e.g. racial differences in the rates of single-mother households and out-of-wedlock birth rates. I will explore the importance of family structure in the second half of the post.