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The Swiss have a fondness for Eastern European women and Thai women

The number of mixed-national marriages is an indication of how well migrants are integrated in the local society. Looking at the corresponding data for the past ten years the Federal office for statistics (BFS), a closer look reveals that the spirits or the tastes of Mr and Mrs Swiss divorce in the case of some nationalities, particularly evident (below).

For example, in the case of spouses from Thailand: Swiss men marry, according to our analysis, almost 40 times more likely to have a Thai to say, as a Swiss women and a Thai man, "Yes." Also women from Eastern bloc countries such as Russia, Slovakia, Romania or the Czech Republic were received in the last decade, relatively often, a marriage with a Swiss-watch-makers, while their country were men of local women are significantly less sought after.

That local men frequently opt for women from the Eastern bloc, not according to the Zurich-based couple therapist, Guy bodenmann recently with the increasing search for a partner on Online Dating platforms: "men are aware of these platforms, often to women from Eastern Europe and connect with them certain characteristic partnership ideas." The same went for Asians.

"Traditionally, there are Swiss men, the well-known Three-regions-phenomenon. Do you have a preference for Latinas, Thai women and women from Eastern Europe," confirms the Basel sociologist and social physicians Ganga Jey Aratnam the findings. He currently conducts research on marriage behavior of migrants. Swiss women had the choice of foreign spouses in the comparison, "more diverse, even Hyper-diverse": "in the face of this increasing diversity, it is only a matter of time before in Switzerland, the majority of which will have a immigrant ," says the sociologist.

Actually, the Swiss are in the choice of their husbands on the origin a little more balanced. In addition to the charm of the men from Central Europe succumb to the Swiss women relatively more often than their country men in southern Temperament. So they were more than twice as often with an Italian or Portuguese in a loving relationship than the Swiss men, women from southern Europe ehelichten. This preference has according to the few therapists floor man Tradition: "The longer the choice of many, Switzerland is noticeable in Mediterranean men. They are often the stereotype of the connection of emotion with masculinity".

The largest is the imbalance in the African countries: Switzerland married inside five times as often as an Egyptian and three times more likely to Nigerians, as Swiss men Africans to wife took.

That Kosovars and Turks are positioned relatively far above, may come as a surprise. "This number is deceptive," says Ganga Jey Aratnam. "This is mainly to marriages of Switzerland with Kosovo's entrepreneurial Background and Turks, with the Swiss Pass, which – unlike the men from these countries – in their country of origin, for traditional reasons, with the country men for marriage. So, strictly speaking, endogamous Marriages, which are counted in the statistics, but as a bi-national marriages, which can give a false impression."

Our analysis is based on the absolute Figures of the spouses are mixed-national to Marry. Here is a much more balanced picture: Switzerland Swiss married, mainly partners from Europe. The local men and women chose most often, a spouse from Germany. In the case of Switzerland, men from Italy and then – in front of the Kosovars, whereby in the latter case, a large proportion are endogamous and Marry.

Overall, in the course of the General marriage fatigue of the last few years in the mixed-national to Marry, a slight decline in the Married was in the year of 2016, 15’100 times a spouse with a Swiss Pass, it was a Partner of a different nationality, in the last year 14 of the’400. This corresponds to a share of around 36 percent – a value that is stable since many years.

About 10 percent of all married persons living in a mixed-national partnership, or family. The marriages are counted as foreigners, then at least one Person has the majority (almost 52 percent) have a Swiss passport. Already today, 56 percent of all children between 0 and 6 years of age in a household with mixed or immigrant backgrounds. Ganga Jey Aratnam. "Migration, diversity can no longer be stopped – whether you like it or not."

Created: 08.11.2019, 11:23 PM

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