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ERIC Number: EJ745376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
The Family Factor in Jewish-Gentile Intermarriage: A Sibling Analysis of The Netherlands
Kalmijn, Matthijs; Liefbroer, Aart C.; van Poppel, F. W. A.; van Solinge, Hanna
Social Forces, v84 n3 p1347-1358 Mar 2006
The tendency of members of many ethno-religious groups to marry within their group has been considered evidence for the persistent role of ascription in modern society. What is the role of the family of origin in this process? To answer this question, we study the marriage choices of Jews in the Netherlands, using a unique dataset and a novel analytical approach (i.e., multilevel analyses of sibling-data). Our models show that almost a third of the variation in Jewish endogamy can be attributed to a common family factor. Measured indicators of family background point to two underlying mechanisms: the intergenerational transmission of ethnic identities and the intergenerational provision of endogamous meeting and mating opportunities. Together, these mechanisms explain 75 percent of the total family influence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands