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Political socialization in domestic families and families with mainland spouses in Taiwan

Introduction Intercultural marriage is a widespread global phenomenon. How adult immigrants and their children adjust to new environments has been studied in various disciplines (e.g. Brubaker 2001; Alba and Nee 2003; Portes and Zhou 1993). However, political scientists, especially those from the subfield of political socialization, have not investigated the (re)socialization experiences of immigrants and their offspring during Taiwan’s increased immigration of the past two decades (Jennings 2007). This study compares mothers and children from families with spouses from mainland China to their counterparts from domestic families in Taiwan to address this gap in the study of political socialization.