Denmark: More marriages with residents

More and more immigrants are finding their spouse in Denmark.

In 2001 67% of young immigrants and descendants from non-Western countries married somebody from abroad, typically from the family's original homeland. But now their part has fallen to 37% shows a study that was prepared by Danmarks Statistik for Jyllands-Posten.

About 24% married a Dane, while 29% married an immigrant living in Denmark, and 10% married an immigrant descendant.

According to professor Eskil Wadensjö from Stockholm University there are many indications that this is the result of the 24-year rule.

He says that this is a major change and that its most probably that the 24 year rule together with other restrictions in family reunification laws, is an important background for it.

Source: DR (Danish)

See also: Denmark: Marriage immigration drops, Denmark: Less immigrants dropouts

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