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Author Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword ethnicity ♦ human capital ♦ ethnic intermarriage ♦ Ethnische Gruppe ♦ Humankapital ♦ Soziale Integration ♦ Institutionelle Infrastruktur ♦ Theorie ♦ Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts ♦ Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination ♦ Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity ♦ Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
Abstract Expanding on the concept of ethnic human capital, the paper distinguishes between cultural assimilation compatible with persistent ethnic groups and assimilation through intermarriage and other mechanisms that blur distinctions and lead to the disappearance of ethnic identities. Economic determinants of successful and disadvantaged group outcomes are shown to be sensitive to the relationship between ethnic and general human capital, especially with regard to externalities in the processes by which they are formed. The role of income transfer regimes tied to ethnic group membership is also considered.
Part of series IZA Discussion Papers x2212
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Place Bonn
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