Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228589
Authors: 
Bansak, Cynthia
Pearlman, Sarah
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 756
Abstract: 
We investigate the impact of removals under the Secure Communities (SC) program on the marriage patterns of immigrant women living in the U.S. where endogamous marriage is the dominant form of partnership. We focus on enforcement by MSA and country of origin and find evidence that deportations increase overall marriage rates, increase the likelihood of endogamous marriage, decrease rates of exogamous marriage to immigrants from other countries and have indeterminate effects on marriage to natives. When examining channels for behavioral responses, we find evidence pointing towards the desire to mitigate the risk of deportation through the increased importance of networks.
Subjects: 
Immigration Enforcement
Marriage
Endogamy
Secure Communities
JEL: 
J13
J15
K37
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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