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God bless our children?: the role of generation, discrimination and religious context for migrants' religion in Europe

Koen Van der Bracht UGent, Bart Van de Putte UGent and Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe UGent (2013) INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION. 51(3). p.23-27
abstract
This paper deals with individual and contextual effects on the religiosity of first and second generation migrants in Europe. Determining that little attention has been directed towards intergenerational transmission of religion in processes of integration, we argue for an intergenerational perspective on immigrant religiosity. Social integration theory is used to derive the hypothesis that second generation immigrants are less religious than the first generation. Perceived discrimination is introduced in the immigrant-religion research to account for the stress buffering capacities of religion. On the contextual level we suppose a positive effect of native religiosity and religious diversity. Three aspects of religiosity are examined: (1) religious affiliation, (2) inner religiosity and (3) praying. We use four waves (2002-2008) of the European Social Survey (ESS) in a 3-level random intercept multilevel model with 19,567 individuals, 235 regions and 26 countries. All three aspects point to the same conclusions. Among others, the most interesting results are that (1) second generation immigrants are less religious than their first generation counterparts, (2) perceived discrimination has a positive effect on immigrant religiosity and the effect is greater for the second generation, (3) native religiosity has a positive effect on immigrant religiosity with a greater effect on the second generation too and (4) the influence on migrant religiosity is more salient at the regional than at the national level.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
2ND-GENERATION, IMMIGRANTS, SEGMENTED ASSIMILATION, PARTICIPATION, TURKISH, US, IDENTIFICATION, NETHERLANDS, AFFILIATION, ADAPTATION
journal title
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Int. Migr.
volume
51
issue
3
pages
23 - 27
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000319405200003
JCR category
DEMOGRAPHY
JCR impact factor
0.839 (2013)
JCR rank
16/25 (2013)
JCR quartile
3 (2013)
ISSN
0020-7985
DOI
10.1111/imig.12075
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3003508
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3003508
date created
2012-10-01 16:33:06
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2015-06-17 10:15:36
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  author       = {Van der Bracht, Koen and Van de Putte, Bart and Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul},
  issn         = {0020-7985},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION},
  keyword      = {2ND-GENERATION,IMMIGRANTS,SEGMENTED ASSIMILATION,PARTICIPATION,TURKISH,US,IDENTIFICATION,NETHERLANDS,AFFILIATION,ADAPTATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {23--27},
  title        = {God bless our children?: the role of generation, discrimination and religious context for migrants' religion in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12075},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Van der Bracht, Koen, Bart Van de Putte, and Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe. 2013. “God Bless Our Children?: The Role of Generation, Discrimination and Religious Context for Migrants’ Religion in Europe.” International Migration 51 (3): 23–27.
APA
Van der Bracht, K., Van de Putte, B., & Verhaeghe, P.-P. (2013). God bless our children?: the role of generation, discrimination and religious context for migrants’ religion in Europe. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, 51(3), 23–27.
Vancouver
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Van der Bracht K, Van de Putte B, Verhaeghe P-P. God bless our children?: the role of generation, discrimination and religious context for migrants’ religion in Europe. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION. 2013;51(3):23–7.
MLA
Van der Bracht, Koen, Bart Van de Putte, and Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe. “God Bless Our Children?: The Role of Generation, Discrimination and Religious Context for Migrants’ Religion in Europe.” INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION 51.3 (2013): 23–27. Print.