Intermarriage and the Labor-Force Participation of Immigrants: Differences by Gender
13 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 24, 2016
Studies of the impact of intermarriage on labor market outcomes of immigrants focus on labor force participants. However, intermarriage itself can change participation options and heterogeneously so for men and women. Using data from the 2010 American Community Survey, we find that the raw impact of intermarriage is to reduce labor-force participation for men, and increase it for women. However, upon controlling for observable and unobservable selection into intermarriage, the gains from intermarriage for women are reversed. Birthplace fixed effects account for gender differences in labor force participation among intermarried immigrants.
Keywords: labor-force participation, immigrants, intermarriage
JEL Classification: J15, J12, J22
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