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First names in children of migrants: "Passing on male supremacy"


Why are immigrant families more likely to give their girls German names and boys more like those in their home country? Jürgen Gerhards researched the reasons and the consequences.

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Jürgen Gerhards

, 65, is professor of sociology at the Technical University in Berlin.

Together with Julia Tuppat, he researched the specifics of the choice of names of migrant families in a study, which can be read in the

Cologne journal for sociology and social psychology

or here.

Since 2018 he has been an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences »Leopoldina«.

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Source: spiegel

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