The Turkish second generation in Europe: family life trajectories and independence in the transition to adulthood

Helga De Valk, Nicola Barban

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    Abstract

    In this paper we study the timing and sequencing of major events in the transition to adulthood of second generation Turks and majority group young adults in Europe. First, this study adds to the literature by questioning what paths (order of events) are predominant by applying sequence analyses. We study the timing of four major events namely leaving the parental home, unmarried cohabitation, marriage, and having a first child and link them to transitions in the public domain (education and work). Second, we study the diversity in trajectories both between the Turkish second generation and majority group young adults as well as between the different European countries. Finally, we analyse the factors explaining different paths into adulthood among the studied groups in the different countries. Our analyses are based on survey data from "The integration of the second generation" (TIES, 2007) for France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPaper presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting
    Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2012
    EventPopulation Association of America 2012 Annual Meeting - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 3 May 20125 May 2012

    Conference

    ConferencePopulation Association of America 2012 Annual Meeting
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period3/05/125/05/12

    Keywords

    • transition to adulthood
    • second generation
    • Turkish

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