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dc.contributor.authorConstant, Amelie F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGataullina, Liliyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Lauraen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1984-2001en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18521-
dc.description.abstractThe paper explores the evolution of ethnic identities of two important and distinct immigrant religious groups. Using data from Germany, a large European country with many immigrants, we study the adaptation processes of Muslims and Christians. Individual data on language, culture, societal interactions, history of migration and ethnic self-identification are used to compose linear measures of the process of cultural adaptation. Two-dimensional variants measure integration, assimilation, separation and marginalization. Christians adapt more easily to the German society than Muslims. Immigrants with schooling in the home country and with older age at entry as well as female Muslims remain stronger attached to the country of origin. Female Muslims integrate and assimilate less and separate more than Muslim men, while there is no difference between male and female Christians. Christians who were young at entry are best integrated or assimilated, exhibiting lower separation and marginalization in the later years, while for Muslims a similar pattern is observed only for assimilation and separation. Christian immigrants with college or higher education in the home country integrate well, but Muslims do not. For both religious groups, school education in the home country leads to slower assimilation and causes more separation than no education at home. While school education has no impact on integration efforts for Muslim, it affects similar attempts of Christians negatively.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 628en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEthnicityen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic identityen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrant assimilationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrant integrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic exclusionen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwChristentumen_US
dc.subject.stwIslamen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleClash of Cultures: Muslims and Christians in the Ethnosizing Processen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn518576183en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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