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The Immigrants Intermarriage Premium: Italy 2004-2012

Justiniano Medina, Adda Carla LU (2015) EKHM52 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This master thesis studies the impact of intermarriage on the earnings of immigrants in Italy compared to the co-ethnically married counterparts. Towards this end, instrumental variables are applied on Cross-sectional data from the Income Survey (Il Bilancio delle Famiglie Italiane) which has been carried out within 2004 and 2012. Intermarriage premium is not observed for the full sample. However, there is an intermarriage premium that exceeds 100% of earnings in individuals with the highest linguistic distance to Italian language and higher education. The soundness of the result has been further verified by considering the immigrants education, experience, language, the region and the years since migration. The premium is more accentuated... (More)
This master thesis studies the impact of intermarriage on the earnings of immigrants in Italy compared to the co-ethnically married counterparts. Towards this end, instrumental variables are applied on Cross-sectional data from the Income Survey (Il Bilancio delle Famiglie Italiane) which has been carried out within 2004 and 2012. Intermarriage premium is not observed for the full sample. However, there is an intermarriage premium that exceeds 100% of earnings in individuals with the highest linguistic distance to Italian language and higher education. The soundness of the result has been further verified by considering the immigrants education, experience, language, the region and the years since migration. The premium is more accentuated for the male and it might indicate that intermarriage fosters the assimilation rate of this category of individuals. (Less)
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author
Justiniano Medina, Adda Carla LU
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organization
alternative title
A causal study of intermarriage on immigrant's earnings
course
EKHM52 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Integration, Labour market, Immigrants, Intermarriage premium
language
English
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8047249
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2015-10-05 09:12:29
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  abstract     = {This master thesis studies the impact of intermarriage on the earnings of immigrants in Italy compared to the co-ethnically married counterparts. Towards this end, instrumental variables are applied on Cross-sectional data from the Income Survey (Il Bilancio delle Famiglie Italiane) which has been carried out within 2004 and 2012. Intermarriage premium is not observed for the full sample. However, there is an intermarriage premium that exceeds 100% of earnings in individuals with the highest linguistic distance to Italian language and higher education. The soundness of the result has been further verified by considering the immigrants education, experience, language, the region and the years since migration. The premium is more accentuated for the male and it might indicate that intermarriage fosters the assimilation rate of this category of individuals.},
  author       = {Justiniano Medina, Adda Carla},
  keyword      = {Integration,Labour market,Immigrants,Intermarriage premium},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Immigrants Intermarriage Premium: Italy 2004-2012},
  year         = {2015},
}