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Title:The economic determinants of ethnic assimilation PDF Logo
Authors:Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2212
Abstract:Expanding on the concept of ethnic human capital, the paper distinguishes between cultural assimilation compatible with persistent ethnic groups and assimilation through intermarriage and other mechanisms that blur distinctions and lead to the disappearance of ethnic identities. Economic determinants of successful” and disadvantaged” group outcomes are shown to be sensitive to the relationship between ethnic and general human capital, especially with regard to externalities in the processes by which they are formed. The role of income transfer regimes tied to ethnic group membership is also considered.
Subjects:ethnicity
human capital
ethnic intermarriage
JEL:J11
J15
J24
Z13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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