Educational Sorting in Mixed Marriages in Switzerland

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serval:BIB_C2F75E6E0B12
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Educational Sorting in Mixed Marriages in Switzerland
Journal
Swiss Journal of Sociology
Author(s)
Potarca Gina, Bernardi Laura
ISSN
2297-8348
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/11/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
43
Number
3
Pages
515–541
Language
english
Abstract
According to status-caste exchange theory, intermarriages involve transactions in which higher educated immigrants trade status for the ethnic advantage of the less-educated native partners. Looking at 2 836 currently married Swiss immigrants, we find that the highly skilled “exchange” their status only when pairing with a medium-educated native. Results also show that younger cohorts of immigrants are more likely to choose hypogamy when marrying a same-origin immigrant than when partnering a native.
Keywords
Intermarriage, Status-caste exchange, Educational hypogamy
Open Access
Yes
Create date
28/02/2017 15:51
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:38
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