Te gustaría casarte conmigo?: generational, gender, and group size effects on Latino intermarriages

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2003-01-01
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Andersson, Malin
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With a theoretical background of Gordon's assimilationist and Blau's social structural theories, this thesis quantitatively explores generational, gender, and group size effects on Latino intermarriages by using the Current Population Survey. Chapter one explains the bases of these two theories, along with a literature review of intermarriages. The second chapter gives a brief history of Latino immigration to the United States from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central/South American, and the Dominican Republic. The conceptualization of important terms along with the methodology of the study is presented in chapter three. Finally, the outcome of the cross tabulations and the logistic regressions are presented in chapter four, along with the analysis of these outcomes. All three factors (generation, gender, and group size) are found to have a significant impact on the likelihood of Latino intermarriages.

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