Mixed Marriages and Assimilations Among Foreigners in Italy

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Asher D. Colombo, Luigi La Fauci
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 57-81 File size 209 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2017-002004
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Distinguishing assimilation from integration, an often overlooked conceptual distinction, this paper analyses a central dimension of assimilation in Italy: mixed marriages between foreigners and national citizens, their incidence and forms. Data is drawn from Istat «Condizioni e integrazione sociale dei cittadini stranieri in Italia» survey. Three main results emerge. First, mixed marriages are rare in all examined migrant groups. Second, exogamy varies greatly according to nationality and gender. Third, timing of immigration and immigrant generation influence exogamy according to nationality and gender. Further research is needed to examine the importance of sending countries, migrant communities, and immigration systems.

Keywords: Immigration; Assimilation; Mixed Marriages.

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Asher D. Colombo, Luigi La Fauci, Matrimoni misti e assimilazione tra gli stranieri in Italia in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2017, pp 57-81, DOI: 10.3280/MM2017-002004