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Intermarriage and Immigrant Integration in Sweden An Exploratory Analysis

Dribe, Martin LU and Lundh, Christer LU (2008) In Acta Sociologica 51(4). p.329-354
Abstract
In this article, we explore marital exogamy ( especially intermarriage between immigrants and natives) among 39 different immigrant groups using cross-sectional registry data for the total immigrant populations in Sweden in 2003. Immigrants who are better educated, who spend a longer time in Sweden before marriage and live outside the bigger cities are more likely to be married to natives. Controlling for age at immigration, education, time between immigration and marriage, settlement size and the relative size of the immigrant group of the opposite sex, immigrants from Western Europe ( excluding Finland) and the United States are more likely to be married to natives than are other immigrants. We also analyse the link between intermarriage... (More)
In this article, we explore marital exogamy ( especially intermarriage between immigrants and natives) among 39 different immigrant groups using cross-sectional registry data for the total immigrant populations in Sweden in 2003. Immigrants who are better educated, who spend a longer time in Sweden before marriage and live outside the bigger cities are more likely to be married to natives. Controlling for age at immigration, education, time between immigration and marriage, settlement size and the relative size of the immigrant group of the opposite sex, immigrants from Western Europe ( excluding Finland) and the United States are more likely to be married to natives than are other immigrants. We also analyse the link between intermarriage and economic integration, with the results indicating a strong association between intermarriage and economic integration in terms of employment and income. Immigrants married to natives are more likely to be employed, and also to have higher individual and household income. (Less)
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marriage, intermarriage, integration, Ethnicity, immigration
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Acta Sociologica
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51
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329 - 354
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0001-6993
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10.1177/0001699308097377
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  abstract     = {In this article, we explore marital exogamy ( especially intermarriage between immigrants and natives) among 39 different immigrant groups using cross-sectional registry data for the total immigrant populations in Sweden in 2003. Immigrants who are better educated, who spend a longer time in Sweden before marriage and live outside the bigger cities are more likely to be married to natives. Controlling for age at immigration, education, time between immigration and marriage, settlement size and the relative size of the immigrant group of the opposite sex, immigrants from Western Europe ( excluding Finland) and the United States are more likely to be married to natives than are other immigrants. We also analyse the link between intermarriage and economic integration, with the results indicating a strong association between intermarriage and economic integration in terms of employment and income. Immigrants married to natives are more likely to be employed, and also to have higher individual and household income.},
  author       = {Dribe, Martin and Lundh, Christer},
  issn         = {0001-6993},
  keyword      = {marriage,intermarriage,integration,Ethnicity,immigration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {329--354},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Acta Sociologica},
  title        = {Intermarriage and Immigrant Integration in Sweden An Exploratory Analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0001699308097377},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2008},
}