Gender attitudes of Muslim migrants in Western Europe: multilevel non-hierarchical analysis
Keywords:migration, values, gender attitudes, gender equality, Islam, gender discrimination
AbstractThe article examines the attitudes of Muslim migrants in Western Europe to gender equality in the labor market measured using the statement «When jobs are scarce, men should have priority over women». Applying a multilevel non-hierarchical regression analysis of the combined and harmonized datasets from the European Social Survey (ESS), World Values Study (WVS) and European Values Study (EVS), the author compares the migrant attitudes with the attitudes of European residents, as well as with values in twelve Islamic countries of origin. The survey shows that the migrants’ attitudes are generally closer to the society of destination than to the society of origin; however the Muslim migrants assimilate slower than others, and their attitudes are considerably more egalitarian than attitudes in the societies of origin though more patriarchal than attitudes in the societies or destination.
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