Co-Ethnic Marriage Versus Intermarriage Among Immigrants and their Descendants : A Comparison Across Seven European Countries Using Event-History Analysis

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1D743236FD14
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Co-Ethnic Marriage Versus Intermarriage Among Immigrants and their Descendants : A Comparison Across Seven European Countries Using Event-History Analysis
Périodique
Demographic Research
Auteur(s)
Hannemann Tina, Kulu Hill, Rahnu Leen, Puur Allan, Hărăguş Mihaela, Obućina Ognjen, González-Ferrer Amparo, Neels Karel, Van den Berg Layla, Pailhé Ariane, Potarca Gina, Bernardi Laura
ISSN
1435-9871
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
18/09/2018
Volume
39
Pages
487-524
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Background: Immigrants and their descendants often marry a co-ethnic partner despite the abundance of native-born marriage candidates. The prevalence of co-ethnic marriages and intermarriage among migrants is influenced by their integration level and cultural background as much as individual preferences and structural factors.
Objective: This paper expands existing literature on intermarriage by analysing first marriages across European countries, distinguishing marriage type (endogamous versus exogamous) and migrant generations (immigrants versus their descendants).
Methods: Data from seven countries was aggregated using the count-data method and was subsequently pooled and analysed together; first, to estimate unadjusted first marriage rates; second, to calculate marriage risks separately by marriage type; and, finally, to directly compare the risk of exogamous and endogamous marriage.
Results: There are substantial differences in the prevalence of co-ethnic marriage and intermarriage across the migrant groups. Migrants from non-EU countries often show a high prevalence of co-ethnic marriages and a low risk of intermarriage, whereas migrants from neighbouring countries show a relatively high risk of intermarriage.
Conclusions: Ethnic background and early socialisation have strong impacts on the partner choice of migrants and their descendants. The results suggest a strong influence of minority subcultures for some migrant groups, but also intergenerational adaptation processes for others.
Contribution: This paper provides an up-to-date comparison of intermarriage rates across seven European countries and two migrant generations, presenting evidence of both similarities and differences across countries.

Mots-clé
Demography, Comparative studies, Europe, Mixed marriage, Second generation
Open Access
Oui
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19/09/2018 16:11
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20/08/2019 12:53
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