Pathways into adulthood: a comparative study on family life transitions among migrant and Dutch youth

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD thesis


This study focuses on intergenerational transmission in the parental family. Socialization has received a great deal of attention in social sciences. Initially most research and theory took modern Western society as its premise and focus. More recently, the cultural context has been included by comparing and contrasting cultures. However, theorizing on socialization in migrant families has been rather fragmented and often limited to one ethnic group, which makes it even more compelling to look at the parental influence on family life transitions among migrant families from different cultures. This study takes a step towards filling the gap in the literature by systematically analyzing modes of intergenerational transmission among different migrant groups and comparing them with those among Dutch families. This study also aims to make methodological progress in the study of family life transitions among migrant youth. We want to overcome a number of limitations of previous studies in the Netherlands which often had small sample sizes, were restricted to one ethnic group, made limited comparison with Dutch, or examined the first generation migrants only.
Original languageUndefined
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
  • Liefbroer, A.C. (Aat), Promotor
  • Dykstra, P.A., Promotor
Award date29 Sept 2006
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs90 361 0049 6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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