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Intermarriage, Language, and Economic Assimilation Process: A case study of France

Meng, Xin; Meurs, Dominique


Purpose: The aim of this paper is to study the role of intermarriage in the process of immigrant economic assimilation in France. Design/methodology/approach: The authors estimate an earnings equation for immigrants in France to examine the extent to which intermarried immigrants are better assimilated in the labor market - as measured by earnings - than their non-intermarried counterparts. To handle the possible endogeneity problem of intermarriage, two novel instruments are used: the "sex...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Manpower


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