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Gender equality attitudes among Turks in western Europe and Turkey: the interrelated impact of migration and parents' attitudes

Spierings, Niels (2015) Gender equality attitudes among Turks in western Europe and Turkey: the interrelated impact of migration and parents' attitudes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41 (5). pp. 749-771. ISSN 1369-183X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1369183X.2014.948394

Abstract

This study applies unique data on three-generation migrant and non-migrant lineages to assess how assimilation and intergenerational transmission theories hold up for attitudes on gender equality in the context of Turkey–Europe migration. Information on migration histories of families and gender equality attitudes is collected for over 800 families. Based on those data assimilation and retention theories and theories on intergenerational transmission as a means to reproduce cultural attitudes among migrant families are tested from a dissimilation-from-origin perspective: how do migrants and their descendants differ from non-migrants from the same area of origin. The results of this study support concepts that focus on context- and path-dependency: segmented assimilation is shown in the form that the more traditional migrants who move back to Turkey have children with more traditional views than comparable people without migrant ancestors (retention). At the same time, among lineages that settle in Europe, migration seems to speed up the assimilation process of becoming more supportive of gender equality. Moreover, the youth that grew up in Europe is hardly influenced by the parents' attitudes, whereas the ones growing up in Turkey are. This supports the idea of migration being a transmission belt for intergenerational transmission.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 08:32
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59268

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