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Interethnic Marriages and Economic Assimilation of Immigrants

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dc.creator Kantarevic, Jasmin
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20379
dc.identifier ppn:386978700
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20379
dc.description This paper examines the relationship between interethnic marriages and economic assimilation among immigrants in the United States. Two competing hypotheses are evaluated: the productivity hypothesis, according to which immigrants married to native-born spouses assimilate faster than comparable immigrants married to foreign-born spouses because spouses play an integral role in the human capital accumulation of their partners; and the selection hypothesis, according to which the relationship between intermarriages and assimilation is spurious because intermarried immigrants are a selected subsample from the population of all married immigrants. These two hypotheses are analyzed within a model in which earnings of immigrants and their interethnic marital status are jointly determined. The empirical evidence favors the selection hypothesis. Non-intermarried immigrants tend to be negatively selected, and the intermarriage premium obtained by the least squares completely vanishes once we account for the selection.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1142
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J12
dc.subject J61
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject interethnic marriage
dc.subject economic assimilation
dc.subject self-selection
dc.subject Migranten
dc.subject Ehe
dc.subject Soziale Integration
dc.subject Ethnische Gruppe
dc.subject Multikulturell
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Vereinigte Staaten
dc.title Interethnic Marriages and Economic Assimilation of Immigrants
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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