Who are the Spaniards and Swedes that marry foreign born people?

Joana Serret, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Intermarriage has been extensively analyzed by demographers. It has been mainly studied from two points of view: migration and union formation. Most studies of migration focused on intermarriage because it is considered a key component of immigrant’s integration and the literature of union formation is interested in the profile of the immigrants who marry native people. Very modest attention has been paid to the native people that intermarry. This study aims to close this gap by focusing on the native people in mixed couples. This paper offers a comparative descriptive of the native people that marry foreign born partners in two European countries: Sweden and Spain.

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Presented in Poster Session 2