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The context of spouse migration to Australia

Khoo, Siew-Ean

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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]

dc.contributor.authorKhoo, Siew-Ean
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:41:15Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:41:15Z
dc.identifier.issn0020-7985
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/94820
dc.description.abstractThe 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 spouses separated by refugee movements. Spouse migration from English-speaking or European countries is often motivated by a preference for Australia's climate or lifestyle rather than marriage to an Australian partner, unlike spouse migration from other parts of the world where the process is more closely related to marriage.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceInternational Migration
dc.subjectKeywords: immigration; marriage; migration determinant; Australia
dc.titleThe context of spouse migration to Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume39
dc.date.issued2001
local.identifier.absfor160303 - Migration
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub24510
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKhoo, Siew-Ean, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage111
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage132
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:31:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0035067559
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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