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Title:I'll marry you if you get me a job: marital assimilation and immigrant employment rates PDF Logo
Authors:Furtado, Delia
Theodoropoulos, Nikolaos
Issue Date: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
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209213
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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