Partnership Formation in the Context of Recent Refugee Migration (PARFORM)

Research question/goal: 

The project explores the process of partnership formation among newly arrived (male) immigrants in the context of skewed sex ratios and newcomers’ pronounced cultural and social distances to the host countries’ mainstream population. In doing so, it applies a two-sided perspective, i.e., it examines the interplay of (subjective) attitudes on part of the majority population within the host society and immigrants’ individual preferences and constraints. Since transnational marriages are common among immigrants, particularly Muslims, the project intends to scrutinize this type of partner choice.

Current stage: 

The project is currently completing the first wave of data collection and has started the second wave of data collection for the PARFORM panel survey on partnership formation of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan in Germany. The results from the first wave of PARFORM data as well as data from the factorial survey experiments implemented in CILS4EU-DE and the GIP have been analysed, presented at several international conferences, and prepared for publication. First papers have been submitted to scientific journals.

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European Research Council (ERC)
2018 to 2026
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