5 Int'l Migration Rev. 5 (1971)

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Immigrants' Attitudes toward their Children's
Inter-Ethnic Marriages

in   a   Canadian Community*

by  Peter D.  Chimbos  **





     Many   articles and books have been written about  the Dutch, Greek
and  Czechoslovakian   minorities in Canada,   but the  families of these
groups, as such, have  not been  subject to study.' A review  of the liter-
ature on  ethnic groups in Canada  indicates that the studies and writings
on  these three ethnic minorities have focused  primarily on  their demo-
graphic problems   and historical backgrounds,2 but are limited as to the
problems  and  other aspects of their family life. Although some   studies
have  been done  in the family life of other ethnic minorities' in Canada,


1. Frederick Elkin. The Family in Canada, (Canadian Conference on the Family,
1968), p. 59.
2. A few  examples of these studies are: William Petersen, Planned Migration,
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955), Alan Thomas, Differentials in the
Integration Process of Dutch and Italian Immigrants in Edmonton, (M.S.W. Thesis,
University of Alberta, 1964). National Statistical Services of Greece, Emmigration
from Greece  in 1962, in International Labour Review, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 5,
Nov.  1963, pp. 518-521. Constantine Cuten, Slovaks in Slovakia and Canada,
(Toronto: Canadian Slovak League, 1965). J.M. Kirschbaun, Slovaks in Canada,
(Canadian Ethnic Press Associati on of Ontario, 1967). Robert Klymasz, Canadian-
ization of Slavic Surnames, (M.A. Thesis, University of Manitoba, 1960). B.G.
Vanderhil, Pitt Polder: Dutch Enterprise on Canadian Soil, (Can. Geog. J., Vol.
LXV,  September 1962, pp. 94-99).
3. For example, such studies would include: A. Chiel, The Jews in Manitoba,
(Toronto University Press, 1961). J. Kosa, Land of Choice, The Hungarians in
Canada, (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1957). Claudie Lewis, Doukhobor
Children and Family Life, In The Doukhobors  of British Columbia, ed. H.B.
Hawthorn,  (Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1952) pp. 97-121. M.
Stefanow, A  Study of Inter-marriage of Ukranians in Saskatchewan, (Master's
Thesis, University of Saskatchewan).

* The  data on which this paper is based are part of a larger study conducted
by the author in  Ontario City . The study was supported by Canada Council
research grants and carried forward from June 1968 to July 1969. The author
wishes to thank Dr. Anita Chen and Professor Victor Wightman for their advice
and criticisms.
** Peter D. Chimbos, Department  of Sociology, Lakehead University, Ontario,
Canada.


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