Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177598
Authors: 
Bottazzi, Laura
Manasse, Paolo
See, Sarah Grace
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 1098
Abstract: 
This paper studies the resilience of inter-ethnic marriages in Italy through the lenses of marriage duration by means of survival and treatment-effect analyses. Our main findings are that inter-ethnic marriages have a significantly higher risk of separation even when we control for social and economic characteristics of the spouses; however, when we restrict the analysis to more recent marriages, we observe that co- and inter-ethnic marriages converge in longevity. Finally, we find evidence of self-selection into inter-ethnic marriages. Overall our findings points to a society that is becoming increasingly open to cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as more secular.
Subjects: 
inter-ethnic marriage
divorce
separation
family economics
JEL: 
J12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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