They suggest that people in LAT relationships are more likely to have been previously married, and to own homes, perhaps in part because they are older.The racial-ethnic profiles of the two groups did not appear to differ.
Since 1960, Americans have been allowed to choose their own race on census forms, rather than having enumerators do it for them.Although the census form did not offer people the opportunity to check more than one race box until 2000, the researchers found that some did so as early as 1980.Their research found that not all interracially married parents checked more than one race box for their young children. Some factors mattered in how parents did report race: Interracial couples living in the West, the region with the largest Asian and Pacific Islander population, were more likely to report their child is Asian and Pacific Islander, alone or in combination with another race.They give insight into the questions on researchers’ minds.(To see the conference presentations by our own Pew Research Center experts, check out this page.) As marriage declines in popularity and other kinds of relationships replace it, a category of couple known as Living Apart Together is the focus of new research in the U. These LAT couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, say they are in a long-term relationship but do not live together.