Ethnic Groups and Marital Choices: Ethnic History and Marital Assimilation, in Canada 1871 and 1971 (Paperback)Madeline Kalbach (author)
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Using, for the first time, data from the 1871 Census of Canada inconjunction with data from the 1971 Census, Madeline Richard delineatesthe general patterns of ethnic intermarriage in 1871 and 1971 andspecifically considers the trends for the English, Irish, Scotch,French, and Germans. Choosing a number of characteristics, such aslevel of literacy, nativity, age, and place of residence, for thehusbands, the author determines the odds for their marrying outsidetheir communities. She also examines the socio-demographiccharacteristics, such as group size, sex ratio, per cent urban, andlevel of literacy of each group to determine the marriage patterns ofthe husbands.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
The book is a welcome addition and contribution to Canadian historical demography and ethnic studies. -- David Odynak * Canadian Studies in Population *