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Ethnic differentials in the timing of family formation: a case study of the complex interaction between ethnicity, socioeconomic level, and marriage market pressure

Booth, Heather


Ethnic differentials in the timing of family formation in Fiji cannot be adequately explained by the norms, characteristics, minority group, and interaction hypotheses. The missing dimensions are socioeconomic level within ethnicity and time, including the marriage market effects of fertility transition. A complex interaction of factors involves underlying norms and the opposing effects of modernisation, including the interaction between socioeconomic level and ethnicity, and the changing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-07-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Demographic Research
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.7


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