English title: Explaining religious differences in immigrants' gender role attitudes: the changing impact of origin country and individual religiosity
Author(s): Antje Röder -
Type: Journal article
Religion is often perceived as one of the main barriers to immigrant integration in Europe. By focusing on the contested area of immigrants’ gender role attitudes, this study analyses data of first- and second-generation immigrants from multiple origin countries and of different religious affiliations in comparison to the native population. It shows that higher levels of religiosity can explain immigrants’ more traditional attitudes to some extent, but that origin country socialization acts as an important additional determinant of attitudes of the first generation. Among second-generation migrants, only Muslims continue to hold more traditional attitudes. Acculturation for longer-staying migrants is partly explained by declining religiosity, with some evidence for a decoupling of attitudes from religious beliefs among female migrants in particular. Intergenerational change, on the other hand, cannot be attributed to a decline in the role of religiosity.
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Journal: Ethnic and Racial Studies