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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrejo, Stephen J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:35:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:35:29Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008062518en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35261-
dc.description.abstractUsing microdata from the 2000 U.S. Census, we analyze the responses of Mexican Americans to questions that independently elicit their ethnicity (or Hispanic origin) and their ancestry. We investigate whether different patterns of responses to these questions reflect varying degrees of ethnic attachment. For example, those identified as Mexican in both the Hispanic origin and the ancestry questions might have stronger ethnic ties than those identified as Mexican only in the ancestry question. How U.S.-born Mexicans report their ethnicity/ancestry is strongly associated with measures of human capital and labor market performance. In particular, educational attainment, English proficiency, and earnings are especially high for men and women who claim a Mexican ancestry but report their ethnicity as not Hispanic. Further, intermarriage and the Mexican identification of children are also strongly related to how U.S.-born Mexican adults report their ethnicity/ancestry, revealing a possible link between the intergenerational transmission of Mexican identification and economic status.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3552en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicanen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnicityen_US
dc.subject.keywordancestryen_US
dc.subject.keywordintermarriageen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikaneren_US
dc.subject.stwEthnopsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleAncestry versus ethnicity: the complexity and selectivity of Mexican identification in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn57163382Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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