Can Social Sentiment Affect Spouse-Based Immigration?
7 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 2, 2016
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
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