white marriage

white marriage

A marriage that has not been consummated. This phrase is perhaps better known as its French counterpart, "mariage blanc." Due to my husband's serious illness, we have had to have a white marriage.
See also: marriage, white
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Schoen R, The widening gap between black and white marriage rates: context and implications, in: Tucker MB and Mitchell-Kernan C, eds.
Bennett NG, Bloom DE and Craig PH, The divergence of black and white marriage patterns, American Journal of Sociology, 1989, 95(3): 692-722.
The impact of welfare benefits is generally found to be small in the second difference specification, but some substantial effects are obtained for the least educated women in the first difference specification, where an increase in welfare benefits corresponding to the 75-25 gap in this variable is expected to decrease white marriage rates by 2.
From my perspective, this production seemed to be a White Marriage for the 1990s, when bourgeois repression is passe but sexual imagery is everywhere (especially in American films and videos exported to Eastern Europe), making the passage to adulthood even scarier than before.
The other key difference in the results for whites is the significant negative relationship between the index of white women's job opportunities and white marriage rates.
Rozewicz is known to the English-speaking readers/theatregoers as the author of The Card Index, White Marriage (Mariage Blanc), Departure of the Hunger Artist, and The Trap which have occasionally been staged in this country.
As a corollary, her critique of two American critics, Blair and Kuharski, who read White Marriage through the lens of a feminist discourse, becomes clear only when one accepts her thesis that the play is an example of "literature born of literature" (132).
Now you can call it a white marriage or whatever you want.
If a large volume of white marriages were to be confirmed, he warned, the Islamic Republic would confront such an "ominous" development, which he said has had a "very negative effect" on Western societies.
In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), he likened white marriages to "a microbe that pollutes men's views and damages the character and personality of women.
219) According to Volpp, this action "retroactively [voided and made] illegitimate all previous Filipino/ white marriages.
Immediately after interracial marriage laws were deemed illegal in the '60s, black and white marriages began to increase all across the country (Tubbs, 2003).
Data from the National Survey of Family and Households also revealed great instability of black compared to white marriages (Raley 1996).
Virginia Supreme Court case that struck down laws banning black and white marriages was handed down in 1967.