Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93269
Authors: 
Abdulloev, Ilhom
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8004
Abstract: 
Some immigrants try to keep their ethnicity hidden while others become ever deeply more mired in their home culture. We argue that among immigrants this struggle manifests itself in the ethnic goods they choose to consume. Different types of ethnic goods have vastly different effects on immigrant assimilation. We develop a simple theoretical model useful for capturing the consequences of this struggle, illustrating it with examples of Central Asian assimilation into the Muscovite economy.
Subjects: 
assimilation
migrants
culture
ethnic goods
JEL: 
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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