Intergenerational Transmission of Family Values and Gender Role Attitudes – a Comparison of Immigrant and Native Families in Four European Countries

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 11:00
Oral Presentation
Mandy BOEHNKE, University of Bremen, Germany
The paper analyses intergenerational change in family values and gender role attitudes among immigrant and non-immigrant families in four European countries: UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden by studying adolescent-parent dyads, using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU). The CILS4EU is a large (N gt 2500) multi-wave longitudinal study of initially 14-year-olds and their parents that commenced in 2010. Whereas for autochthonous families we assume an intergenerational decline of both 'family values' and traditional gender role attitudes, we encounter mixed arguments for the intergenerational transmission mechanisms within immigrant families. Analyses shall furthermore shed some light on the question whether interfamilial change in family values and gender role attitudes is related to cognitive, structural and social assimilation processes, thereby bringing together perspectives from cognitive psychology, sociological social inequality research, and acculturation studies.