Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58542
Authors: 
Furtado, Delia
Trejo, Stephen
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6399
Abstract: 
Immigrants who marry outside of their ethnicity tend to have better economic outcomes than those who marry within ethnicity. It is difficult, however, to interpret this relationship because individuals with stronger preferences for ethnic endogamy are likely to differ in unobserved ways from those with weaker preferences. To clarify some of the complex issues surrounding interethnic marriage and assimilation, this chapter starts by considering the determinants of intermarriage, proceeds with an examination of the economic consequences of intermarriage, and ends with a discussion of the links between intermarriage, ethnic identification, and measurement of long-term socioeconomic integration.
Subjects: 
intermarriage
immigration
ethnicity
JEL: 
J12
J15
J61
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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