Family Size in Ethnic Minorities in Belgium. Second-generation women in endogamous or exogamous unions and their transition to second and higher order births

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Abstract

Belgian research analysing the influence of the partner choice on the transition to parenthood revealed for second-generation women of Turkish and Moroccan origin differentiated transition rates to a first birth. Second-generation women of both origin groups in union with a partner of the same origin (endogamous unions) record higher transition rates to parenthood compared to unions where the partner is a native Belgian man (exogamous unions). However, contrary to expectation, the generation of the endogamous partner did not differently affect the probability of entering parenthood. Whether the partner is of first- or second-generation, the transition rates to parenthood are approximately the same. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyse whether the distinction of having a first- or second-generation partner of same origin emerges when the transition to second and higher order births is examined. In order to do so, we use event history methods applied on data from the 2001 Belgian Census linked with data from the National Population Register (2006). These data include the full population legally present in the country and provide a wide range of individual-level indicators. By analysing the transition to second and subsequent births, we expect that the clear dichotomy between endogamous and exogamous unions will diminish. Moreover, we expect to find the highest rates to higher order births when the partner immigrated to Belgium (first-generation), followed by endogamous unions with a second-generation partner and the lowest when the partner is a native Belgian man.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Society for Population Studies Annual Meeting 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventBritish Society for Population Studies Annual Meeting 2015 - United Kingdom, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceBritish Society for Population Studies Annual Meeting 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period7/09/15 → …

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