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The context of spouse migration to Australia

Khoo, Siew-Ean


The article discusses five types of spouse migration. Data on the country of origin of migrant spouses and their sponsoring partners suggest that the largest component of spouse migration is chain migration for marriage, with previous immigrants sponsoring partners from their former home country. Other smaller components are sponsorship of spouses by the second generation from the parents' country of origin; sponsorship of foreign spouses by Australians for intermarriage; and family reunion of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: International Migration


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