Sibling relationships in Dutch and immigrant families

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serval:BIB_9F8CC662C77B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Sibling relationships in Dutch and immigrant families
Journal
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Author(s)
Voorpostel M., Schans D.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Number
12
Pages
2027-2047
Language
english
Abstract
This study examines differences in sibling relationships among native Dutch and immigrant groups in the Netherlands. It uses a large national dataset to compare adult sibling relationships among Moroccan, Turkish, Caribbean and native Dutch groups, focusing on the varying importance of gender composition and age structure for the sibling relationship in the ethnic minority groups and the native Dutch families. Results show that, on average, ethnic minorities in the Netherlands have more involved sibling relationships in adulthood, with more contact, more emotional support, practical support (except Turks and Antilleans), a higher relationship quality, but also more conflict (among the Turks and Antilleans) compared to the Dutch. Gender constellation and hierarchical position were not of equal influence in all groups, although no clear patterns emerged.
Keywords
Family, sample surveys, gender, the Netherlands, Caribbean, Muslims
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