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Transnational marriages on the decline: explaining changing trends in partner choice among Turkish Belgians

(2013) INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW. 47(4). p.1006-1038
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This article reports a decline in transnational marriages among Turkish Belgians between 2001 and 2008 and explains the changing trends through a qualitative study of Turkish Belgians’ current partner preferences and union formation practices. Young people prefer a local marriage because it enables upward social mobility, and the possibility of premarital relationships and lower parental involvement seem to further add to the declining popularity of transnational marriages. Despite these changes, however, a considerable percentage of people continues to marry a partner from the country of origin. By identifying four ‘types’ of transnational marriages we highlight the changes and diversification with regards to transnational marriages.
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IMMIGRANTS, MOROCCAN, MIGRATION, UNION FORMATION, ETHNIC-MINORITIES, PATTERNS, CONTEXT, 2ND-GENERATION, DESCENDANTS, MASCULINITY

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Van Kerckem, Klaartje, Koen Van der Bracht, Peter Stevens, and Bart Van de Putte. 2013. “Transnational Marriages on the Decline: Explaining Changing Trends in Partner Choice Among Turkish Belgians.” International Migration Review 47 (4): 1006–1038.
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Van Kerckem, K., Van der Bracht, K., Stevens, P., & Van de Putte, B. (2013). Transnational marriages on the decline: explaining changing trends in partner choice among Turkish Belgians. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW, 47(4), 1006–1038.
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Van Kerckem K, Van der Bracht K, Stevens P, Van de Putte B. Transnational marriages on the decline: explaining changing trends in partner choice among Turkish Belgians. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW. 2013;47(4):1006–38.
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Van Kerckem, Klaartje, Koen Van der Bracht, Peter Stevens, et al. “Transnational Marriages on the Decline: Explaining Changing Trends in Partner Choice Among Turkish Belgians.” INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW 47.4 (2013): 1006–1038. Print.
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  author       = {Van Kerckem, Klaartje and Van der Bracht, Koen and Stevens, Peter and Van de Putte, Bart},
  issn         = {0197-9183},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1006--1038},
  title        = {Transnational marriages on the decline: explaining changing trends in partner choice among Turkish Belgians},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imre.12053},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2013},
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