Creating Egalitarian Families among the Adult Children of Turkish- and Polish-Origin Immigrants in Sweden
ABSTRACT This article analyzes the factors shaping egalitarian family relationships among those with two Swedish-born parents and those with at least one parent born in Poland or Turkey. We ask: (1) What factors affect sharing domestic tasks and do they also shape the division of child care responsibilities? (2) Do these effects differ, depending on the extent of exposure to Swedish life? We analyze data from a longitudinal survey conducted between 1999 and 2003. Holding egalitarian work–family attitudes affects actual sharing of housework, but much more for those growing up in more socially integrated than in less integrated families.
- SourceAvailable from: Amparo González-Ferrer[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This paper reviews and evaluates recent research on family dynamics among immigrants and their descendants in Europe. While there is a large body of literature on various aspects of immigrant lives in Europe, research on family dynamics has emerged only in the last decade. Studies based on individual-level longitudinal data and disaggregated measures of partnership and fertility behaviour have significantly advanced our understanding of the factors shaping family patterns among immigrants and their descendants and have contributed to research on immigrant integration. By drawing on recent research this paper proposes several ways of further developing research on ethnic minority families. We emphasise the need to study family changes among immigrants and their descendants over their life courses, investigate various modes of family behaviour and conduct more truly comparative research to deepen our understanding of how ethnic minorities structure their family lives in different institutional and policy settings and to address the issues of inequality and social cohesion.European Journal of Population 01/2013; 3(4). DOI:10.1007/s10680-014-9322-0 · 1.75 Impact Factor
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Second generation young adults born in Europe to migrant parents represent a growing share of European populations. Consequently, many important societal questions and future population trends relate to their behavior in the family domain. However, not much is known about the mechanisms that influence their behavior. This PhD dissertation focuses on the union formation and partner choice of second-generation Turks, who belong to the largest migrant group in Europe. To gain mew insights into their union formation patterns, the four empirical chapters of this study answer the following questions: A. What union formation patterns are observed among the Turkish second generation? How do these patterns differ from those of other ethnic groups? How do these patterns differ between second-generation Turks in different European countries? B. How can we explain the union formation patterns of the Turkish second generation? In particular, what is the role of third parties and the institutional context? With the newly available "The integration of the European Second Generation"(TIES) data, second-generation Turks in 13 cities in 7 countries, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland are compared.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This study explores and compares gender-role behavior of second-generation Turks in six European countries. On the individual level, we study the role of gender ideology and consequences of (transnational) partner choice on four aspects of gender-role behavior; childcare, routine household tasks, financial matters, and income contribution. Furthermore, we ask whether welfare state regimes and policies have a similar effect on the gender-role behavior of the second generation across countries, as they have on the majority populations. Analyzing data from the survey The Integration of the European Second Generation (TIES, 2006-08), we find that the gender-role behavior of second-generation Turks follows a typology based on gender relations and predominant family models, but mainly for the traditionally female domain of childcare and routine household tasks. Our results show that contributing to the household income is clearly shared in Sweden, but less so in the other countries. Taking care of financial matters follows no clear country pattern and women are twice as likely as men to indicate this as a shared task. The findings underline the importance of policies in shaping gender-role behavior also for migrants and their descendants. Intra-group comparison points to the strong influence of gender ideology on behavior and to the fact that men choosing a partner from Turkey live in couples where the division of labor is the most traditional.Advances in Life Course Research 12/2011; 16(4):164-177. DOI:10.1016/j.alcr.2011.09.005 · 1.35 Impact Factor