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Hamplová, Dana, Céline Le Bourdais

Visible minorities and 'White'-'Non-White' Conjugal Unions in Canadian Large Cities

Hamplová, Dana, Céline Le Bourdais. 2010. „Visible minorities and 'White'-'Non-White' Conjugal Unions in Canadian Large Cities.“ Ethnic and Racial Studies 33 (9): 1537-1560. ISSN 0141-9870.

The study investigates assortative mating patterns with respect to race (visible minority status) in Canada. Using the 2001 Census data, the article analyses the occurrence of White/non-White unions in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Log-linear models indicate that the relative levels of interracial relationships vary across racial groups, immigration status, and place of residence. First, the highest odds of cohabiting or marrying a White person are found among Blacks. Whereas the high level of racial exogamy of Blacks is observed in all metropolitan areas under study, the relative position of other groups varies. Second, the highest levels of racial exogamy are found among couples composed of an immigrant and a non-immigrant but this effect varies across racial groups. Third, our hypothesis that residents of Montreal (Quebec) will inter-partner less was confirmed only for unions between two native-born Canadians. Finally, we found that French Canadians are not more inclusive of their linguistic counterparts than Anglophones.


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