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Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States

Choi, Kate; Tienda, Marta; Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.; Sinning, Mathias


This paper evaluates the status exchange hypothesis for Australia and the United States, two Anglophone nations with long immigration traditions whose admission regimes place different emphases on skills. Using log-linear methods, we demonstrate that foreign-born spouses trade educational credentials via marriage with natives in both Australian and U.S. marriage markets and, moreover, that nativity is a more salient marriage barrier for men than for women. With some exceptions, immigrant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
DOI: 10.1016/j.rssm.2011.08.002


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