Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35628
Authors: 
Furtado, Delia
Theodoropoulos, Nikolaos
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3951
Abstract: 
Marriage to a native has a theoretically ambiguous impact on immigrant employment rates. Utilizing 2000 U.S. Census data, this paper empirically tests whether and how marriage choice affects the probability that an immigrant is employed. Results from an ordinary least squares model controlling for the usual measures of human capital and immigrant assimilation suggest that marriage to a native increases an immigrant's employment probability by approximately four percentage points. The estimated impact of marriage to a native increases to 11 percentage points in models which take into account the endogeneity of the intermarriage decision.
Subjects: 
Intermarriage
employment
immigration
JEL: 
J12
J61
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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