Marriage, Norm-Orientations and Leaving Parental Home: Turkish Immigrant and Native Families in Germany.

Marriage, Norm-Orientations and Leaving Parental Home: Turkish Immigrant and Native Families in Germany.

In: Comparative Population Studies, 2015, Vol. 40, No. 2, 105-130.

(together with Michael Windzio)

The article investigates differences between natives and Turkish immigrants in the timing of leaving the parental home in Germany. By using event history models we illustrate that leaving the parental home is very closely linked to the intervening life-event of marriage, particularly in the group of Turkish women. Moreover, there are interaction effects of religious norm orientation with gender, which differ between natives and Turkish immigrants. In contrast to Turkish immigrants, the linkage of marriage and leaving home became much weaker over birth-cohorts in the group of German women. Finally, our analyses of sequence-patterns show again remarkable differences between natives and Turkish immigrants in the process of leaving home. Religious norm orientations turn out to be less important in the Turkish group than in the native German group.

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