Faculty Publications

Title

Marrying into the American population: Pathways into cross-nativity marriages

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Migration Review

Volume

46

Issue

3

First Page

740

Last Page

759

Abstract

Cross-nativity marriages have been a neglected dimension of intermarriage patterns in the U.S., although they provide a vehicle for the easy social and political integration of the foreign-born spouse and the couple's children. We first present U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service data to show that cross-nativity marriages are common among migrants entering the country and appear to be increasing over time. The following analyses based on 2008 American Community Survey data imply several pathways into cross-nativity marriages that are strongly gendered and race specific and that involve major social institutions such as the higher educational system and the U.S. military. © 2012 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York.

Original Publication Date

9-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00903.x

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