College Fails to Protect African-American Women From Divorce
By JANICE WOOD Associate News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 10, 2013
Married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples — except in the African-American community, according to new research.
“African-American women don’t seem to enjoy the same degree of protection that education confers on marriage,” said Jeounghee Kim, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Social Work.
“For white Americans, higher education is related to a lower chance of divorce, and this protective effect of education on marriage increased consistently among the recent generations. But for African-American women, higher education is not necessarily related to a lower chance of divorce.”