Cohort Succession in the Timing of Marriage Among the Children of Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants

Gusta G. Wachter*, Helga A.G. de Valk

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    In this paper, we introduce cohort succession in the study of marriage behaviour among the children of immigrants. Research among majority populations in developed countries has shown an overall increase in age at first marriage. Yet whether a similar change is occurring across successive cohorts of children of immigrants is unknown but relevant given the growing shares of children of immigrants in developed countries. Using full population register data from the Netherlands, we test the theoretical assumptions of cohort succession with event history models for the timing of first marriage across entire Turkish and Moroccan second-generation birth cohorts. In line with the expectations based on diffusion theories, we find clear evidence that younger birth cohorts postpone marriage. Moreover, the marriage timing of especially the Turkish second generation and Dutch majority population converges across birth cohorts. Our findings call for a more differentiated study of the children of immigrants acknowledging diffusion of new demographic behaviour among these groups.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)485-516
    Aantal pagina's32
    TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Population
    Nummer van het tijdschrift3
    StatusPublished - aug.-2022

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