Societies 2014, 4(3), 351-362; doi:10.3390/soc4030351
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Parental Background and Union Formation Behavior of Native Born Individuals in Sweden with a Foreign Background

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Received: 24 February 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 13 June 2014 / Published: 27 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cross-racial and Cross-ethnic Personal and Group Relationships)
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Abstract: Social cohesion in destination countries is an increasingly important issue due to the multiethnic structures in these countries and due to ongoing international migration. Union formation of individuals across different backgrounds can be seen as an indicator of social cohesion. However, this phenomenon is important not only in the case of first generation migrants but also for their descendants. Thus, this paper analyzes the determinants of intergroup union formation patterns of the native born individuals with a foreign background focusing on the role of parental background in addition to individual as well as marriage market characteristics. High quality data at the individual level, from Statistics Sweden, for the whole population of interest is utilized. The results indicate that parental composition is an important determinant of union formation behavior. Furthermore, there are gender specific pathways of the parental background effects.
Keywords: intermarriage; intergroup union; descendants; native born; parental background; social cohesion
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Çelikaksoy, A. Parental Background and Union Formation Behavior of Native Born Individuals in Sweden with a Foreign Background. Societies 2014, 4, 351-362.

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Çelikaksoy A. Parental Background and Union Formation Behavior of Native Born Individuals in Sweden with a Foreign Background. Societies. 2014; 4(3):351-362.

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Çelikaksoy, Aycan. 2014. "Parental Background and Union Formation Behavior of Native Born Individuals in Sweden with a Foreign Background." Societies 4, no. 3: 351-362.

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