Defensa Tesis Doctoral de Parminder Kaur.- The Family Formation Dynamics of Indian Migrant Families: Continuity or Change

Organiza: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics; UAB

Lugar: Sala d'Actes (B7/1056), de la Fac. de Filosofia i Lletres (UAB)

Hora: 11:00 - 12:00


ID de reunión: 827 0156 3305
Código de acceso: 087905


Directores: Iñaki Permanyer; Albert Esteve

Presidente: Andreu Domingo (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics)
Secretaria: Alba Lanau Sánchez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Vocal: Sylvie Dubuc (University of Strasbourg)
Suplentes: Xiana Bueno García (Indiana University Bloomingtyon); Clara Cortina Trilla (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

This research combines three studies analyzing son preference, educational assortative mating patterns, and intergenerational co-residence patterns among Indian immigrant families in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Spain, using IPUMS datasets and United Kingdom labor force data (UKLFS). The results of Study 1 suggest that lower educational attainment is associated with a stronger tendency to favor sons among the Indian immigrant groups studied in the USA, Canada, and Spain. The findings of Study 2 indicate that Indian male immigrants in the USA and Canada tend to marry hypogamously, use their «immigration status» to attract more educated female partners from their home country, while this is not the case in Spain. Finally, the results of Study 3 suggest that in all four countries (USA, Canada, UK and India); age, education level and occupation significantly impact patrilocal residence. The findings provide insight into some of the key patriarchal cultural norms and practices of the Indian population both in India and abroad, and highlight the importance of education and economic autonomy in promoting gender equity and empowerment among immigrant populations.