Educational sorting in mixed marriages in Switzerland
|Educational sorting in mixed marriages in Switzerland
|Type de publication
|Year of Publication
|Potarca, G, Bernardi, L
|Swiss Journal of Sociology
|educational hypogamy, intermarriage, status-caste exchange
According to status-caste exchange theory, intermarriages involve transactions in which higher educated immigrants trade status for the ethnic advantage of the less-educated native partners. Looking at 2 836 currently married Swiss immigrants, we find that the highly skilled “exchange” their status only when pairing with a medium-educated native. Results also show that younger cohorts of immigrants are more likely to choose hypogamy when marrying a same-origin immigrant than when partnering a native.