Interethnic partnerships of Western Europeans: between preferences and opportunities

Michael Braun, Ettore Recchi
2008 OBETS : Revista de Ciencias Sociales  
Resumen Los estudios previos sobre la integración social de los migrantes en sus países de destino, en particular sobre parejas interétnicas, coinciden en dar importancia al mismo conjunto de variables. Este estudio pretende proporcionar una prueba más del valor generalizable de los hallazgos en los diferentes contextos, utilizando los datos de una encuesta a migrantes adultos intra-europeos, un grupo que se diferencia en muchos aspectos de los grupos de migrantes analizados hasta ahora. La
more » ... hasta ahora. La migración por motivos de trabajo cualificado, estudios, jubilación y la "calidad de vida" está bien representada, mientras que la migración laboral no cualificada, que predominaba tradicionalmente la investigación en este campo, es de menor importancia, aunque sigue presente. Palabras clave: integración social, relaciones interétnicas, migración intraeuropea ____________________________________________________________ Abstract Previous studies on determinants of social integration of migrants in the destination countries, and of interethnic partnerships in particular, converge in attributing importance to the same set of variables. This study aims at providing a further test of the generality of findings across different contexts using survey data of intra-European adult migrants, a group which differs in many respects from the hitherto mainly analyzed migrant groups. Highskilled labor, study, retirement, and "quality of life" migration are well represented, while low-skilled labor migration which dominates traditional research in the field is of minor importance, yet still present. Abstract Previous studies on determinants of social integration of migrants into the destination country, and of interethnic partnerships in particular, converge in attributing importance to the same set of variables. This study aims at providing a further test of the generality of findings across different contexts, using survey data of intra-European adult migrants. Intra-European migrants differ in many respects from the hitherto analyzed migrant groups. High-skilled labor, study, retirement, and "quality of life" migration are well represented, while low-skilled labor migration which dominates traditional research in the field is of minor importance. Moreover, previous studies concentrated mainly on marriage migration from developing or less developed countries. Finally, this analysis includes several variables which are not available in official data on which comparisons of different contexts have often been based on, like retrospective information on previous sojourns of the migrants abroad, migration motives, and language proficiency at the time of migration.
doi:10.14198/obets2008.1.04 fatcat:7lfcv3g4v5hvhirxrnuavxxpeq