Ethnic Intermarriage in Canada

Ethnic Intermarriage in Canada

Ethnic Intermarriage in Canada

Ethnic Intermarriage in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [12212]

Kalbach, Madeline A. 2002. «Ethnic Intermarriage in Canada ». Études ethniques au Canada / Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 34, no 2, p. 25-39.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This paper analyses current levels of ethnic intermarriage in Canada during the 1990s in relation to the historical trends reported in early analyses.» (p. 25)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«It is expected that both size [of cultural group] and nativity will be factors in the patterns of ethnic exogamy discerned in this paper.» (p. 27)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The data for this analysis of intermarriage trends come from the 1871 and the 1951 to 1991 federal censuses of Canada and for 1921, 1931, and 1941 data from Hurd’s monographs». (p. 28)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«It appears that ethnic intermarriage in Canada has been increasing since 1871, both overall and for specific ethnic origin groups. In terms of ethnic mixing and marital assimilation in Canada, husbands and wives of northern, western, and eastern Europeans tend to exhibit the highest proportions of ethnic intermarriage, followed by more recent European immigrant groups such as Greeks and Italians. More recent non-European ethnic groups such as the Chinese, East Indian, West Arabs and Asians, and Blacks and Caribbeans exhibit the lowest proportions of ethnic exogamy. However, husbands and wives of all ethnic groups usually select marriage mates from the charter groups. The Prairie CMAs [Refers to a large urban area (urban core) plus adjacent urban and and rural fringes that have a high degree of social ans economic integration with the urban core] had higher proportions of ethnic exogamy than the major immigrant-receiving CMAs of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The former are more ethnically diverse, having large proportions of Northern, Western, and Eastern Europeans […] They are now overwhelmingly native-born and therefore tend to exhibit high proportions of ethnic exogamy. The greatest numbers of Canada’s more recent immigrants reside in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.» (p. 36)