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  • I’ll Marry You If You Get Me a Job: Cross-Nativity Marriages and Immigrant Employment Rates
Author
  • Delia Furtado
  • Nikolaos Theodoropoulos
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • This paper tests whether marriage to a native affects the probability that an immigrant is employed. We provide a theoretical background which explains how marriage to a native may positively or negatively affect an immigrant’s employment probability. Utilizing the 2000 U.S. Census, we first look at the effect of cross-nativity marriages on employment using a linear probability model. Then, we estimate a two stage least squares model instrumenting for cross-nativity marriages using local marriage market conditions. Results from a linear probability model controlling for the usual measures of human capital and immigrant assimilation suggest that marriage to a native increases the employment probability of an immigrant by approximately 5 percentage points. When controlling for the endogeneity of the intermarriage decision, marriage to a native increases the employment probability by about 11 percentage points. We provide alternative explanations and suggest policy implications.
  • Intermarriage, Employment, Immigration
  • RePEc:crm:wpaper:0801
Language
  • English
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