Children's First Names and Immigration Background in France
AbstractWe present evidence indicating that immigrants and especially those from the Maghreb/Middle-East give first names to their children that are different from those given by the French majority population. When it comes to natives with an immigrant background, these differences are very little pronounced. Being born and raised up in France as well as being exposed to the French society and culture through residence, citizenship and the educational system draws individuals with or without immigrant background into similar ways of expressing belongings when choosing first names for their children, indicating the very strong assimilating forces in the French society.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm University, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2009:13.
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Date of creation: 13 May 2009
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- Arai, Mahmood & Besancenot, Damien & Huynh, Kim & Skalli, Ali, 2009. "Children's First Names and Immigration Background in France," SULCIS Working Papers 2009:6, Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies - SULCIS.
- Mahmood Arai & Damien Besancenot & Kim Huynh & Ali Skalli, 2009. "Children's first names and immigration background in France," CEPN Working Papers halshs-00383090, HAL.
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2009-05-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-05-23 (Economics of Human Migration)
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