Intermarriage Patterns and Socio-ethnic Stratification among Ethnic Groups in Toronto

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Abstract

his paper examines patterns of interethnic marriage in Toronto, Canada. Using data from the 2001 Canadian Census, the paper makes a major contribution to the literature on intermarriage: first, by relating various widely argued hypotheses concerning intermarriage to the results for Toronto, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and a perfect laboratory for investigating the scope of interactions between groups; second, by paying particular attention to how race/ethnicity, class, and gender intersect; and third, by using a large customized census data set (20 per cent sample). The results reveal the prevalence of ethno-racial endogamy and suggest the existence of socio-ethnic stratification and status exchange in patterns of intermarriage in Toronto, an officially multicultural context assumed to be structurally horizontal.
Original languageAmerican English
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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