2015, Springer, Cham
(together with Johannes Huinink & Raya Muttarak)
This book brings together ten original empirical works focusing on the influence of various types of spatial mobility – be it international or national – on partnership, family and work life. The contributions cover a range of important topics which focus on understanding how spatial mobility is related to familial relationships and life course transitions. The volume offers new insights by bringing together the state of the art in theoretical and empirical approaches from spatial mobility and international migration research. This includes, for example, studies that investigate the relationships between international migration and changing patterns of partnership choice, family formation and fertility. Complementing to this, this volume presents new empirical studies on job-related residential mobility and its impact on the relationship quality of couples, family life, and union dissolution. It also highlights the importance of research that looks at the reciprocal relationships between mobility and life course events such as young adults leaving the parental home in international migration context, re-arrangements of family life after divorce and spatial mobility of the elderly following life transitions. The scholarly work included in this volume does not only contribute to theoretical debates but also provide timely empirical evidence from various societies which represent the common features in the dynamics of spatial mobility and migration.
Preface - Introduction: Can Aybek, Johannes Huinink and Raya Muttarak: Migration, Spatial Mobility, and Living Arrangements: an Introduction
Part 1: Union and Family Formation, Partner Choice and International Migration:
Can Aybek, Gaby Straßburger & İlknurYüksel-Kaptanoğlu: Marriage Migration from Turkey to Germany: Risks and Coping Strategies of Transnational Couples
Ceren Topgül: Family Influence on Partner Choice of Second Generation: What are the Experiences of Turkish Origin Women in Switzerland?
David Glowsky: Fertility in Marriages between German Men and Marriage Migrants
Part 2: Job-Related Mobility and its Impacts on Consensual Unions and Familial Relationships:
Gil Viry & Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin: Under Which Conditions Can Intensive Commuting Be a Way of Life?
Michael Feldhaus & Monika Schlegel: Living Apart Together and Living Together Apart: Impacts of Partnership-Related and Job-Related Circular Mobility on Partnership Quality
Stefanie A. Kley: The Impact of Job-Related Mobility and Migration Intentions on Union Dissolution
Part 3: Spatial Mobility and its Relations with Family Life Course Events and Living Arrangements:
Bruno Arpino, Raya Muttarak & Agnese Vitali: Comparing Living Arrangements of Immigrant Young Adults in Spain and the US
Therese Lützelberger: The Residential Independence of Italian and German University Students and Their Perception of the Labour Market
Michaela Schier: Post-Separation Families: Spatial Mobilities and the Need to Manage Multi-Local Everyday Life
Nadja Milewski & Anett Loth: Residential Mobility in the Second Half of Life: The Role of Family-Related Transitions and Retirement