Three generation marriage patterns

Three-generation Marriage Patterns: New Insights from the ‘Dissimilation’ Perspective is research mapping the prevalence of arranged marriages versus couple-initiated marriages among Turkish migrant families in Europe and stayer families in Turkey.

Making use of the 2000 Families data, project co-researcher Helen Baykara-Krumme focuses on the changes across marriage cohorts and 3 generations.

Findings from the research suggest a high similarity between migrants and stayers in terms of a strong decline of arranged marriage over time, from well over 80% to about a third of all marriages, with the percentage of arranged marriages lower among migrants.