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Timing of first union among second-generation Turks in Europe


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  • Doreen Huschek

    (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)

  • Helga de Valk

    (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)

  • Aart C. Liefbroer

    (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)

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    This study examines the influence of parents and peers on first union timing among the Turkish second generation in Europe using pooled data from the TIES survey. Cross-national differences in union formation are assessed by comparing countries with different integration policies and welfare regimes. Analyses show that both parents and peers are relevant predictors of entry into union: More modern parental characteristics and contact with non-coethnic peers result in postponement of union entry. Furthermore, parental and peer influences are found to be rather similar in all seven countries despite a variety of integration policies. Actual timing differences between countries may be caused by welfare state provisions directed at young adults.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 16 (March)
    Pages: 473-504

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:22:y:2010:i:16

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    Keywords: Europe; integration; parents; peer's influence; second generation; union formation; welfare state policies;

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    1. Jan M. Hoem & Michaela Kreyenfeld, 2006. "Anticipatory analysis and its alternatives in life-course research. Part 1: Education and first childbearing," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2006-006, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
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