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Can Social Sentiment Affect Spouse-Based Immigration?

7 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016  

Zhen Cui

California State University, Los Angeles

Yalan Feng

California State University, Los Angeles

Date Written: December 2, 2016

Abstract

This paper studies the effect of social sentiment on spouse-based immigration in the U.S. using data on 27 origin countries from 1996–2013. We find that the number of immigrant spouses from a foreign country to the U.S. is directly correlated with this country’s popularity among Americans.

Keywords: Social Sentiment, Country Popularity, Immigrant Spouses, Immigration, USA

JEL Classification: F22, J10

Suggested Citation

Cui, Zhen and Feng, Yalan, Can Social Sentiment Affect Spouse-Based Immigration? (December 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881580 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2881580

Zhen Cui (Contact Author)

California State University, Los Angeles ( email )

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
United States

Yalan Feng

California State University, Los Angeles ( email )

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
United States

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