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dc.contributor.authorFurtado, Deliaen
dc.contributor.authorTheodoropoulos, Nikolaosen
dc.creatorFurtado, Deliaen
dc.creatorTheodoropoulos, Nikolaosen
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to test whether marriage to a native affects the probability that an immigrant will be employed. Design/methodology/approach: Utilizing 2000 US Census data, first the effect of cross-nativity marriages on employment is examined using an ordinary least squares model. To deal with endogeneity concerns, a two-stage least squares model instrument for marriage to a native using local marriage market conditions is then estimated. Findings: Results from an ordinary least squares model controlling for the usual measures of human capital and immigrant assimilation suggest that marriage to a native increases an immigrant's employment probability by approximately four percentage points. When taking into account the endogeneity of the intermarriage decision, marriage to a native increases the probability of employment by about 11 percentage points. Research limitations/implications: Although various mechanisms are discussed through which marriage to a native can increase employment probabilities of immigrants, the authors do not disentangle these mechanisms. This is an area ripe for future research. Originality/value: It is shown that, from a theoretical perspective, marriage to a native has an ambiguous effect on immigrant employment rates. The empirical answer to this question provides insights into the assimilation process, which may prove useful in designing optimal immigration policies. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Manpoweren
dc.subjectMixed marriagesen
dc.subjectProbability theoryen
dc.titlePart 3: Interethnic marriages and economic performance: I'll marry you if you get me a job: Marital assimilation and immigrant employment ratesen
dc.description.endingpage126Σχολή Οικονομικών Επιστημών και Διοίκησης / Faculty of Economics and ManagementΤμήμα Οικονομικών / Department of Economics
dc.contributor.orcidTheodoropoulos, Nikolaos [0000-0002-0415-6534]

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