Better Wed Over the Mixen Than Over The Moor? Break-ups of Inter-Ethnic Marriages In Italy

Bottazzi, Laura ; Manasse, Paolo ; See, Sarah Grace (2017) Better Wed Over the Mixen Than Over The Moor? Break-ups of Inter-Ethnic Marriages In Italy. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 29. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5525. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (1098). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper studies the resilience of inter-ethnic marriages in Italy through the lenses of marriage duration by means of survival and treatment-effect analyses. Our main findings are that inter-ethnic marriages have a significantly higher risk of separation even when we control for social and economic characteristics of the spouses; however, when we restrict the analysis to more recent marriages, we observe that co- and inter-ethnic marriages converge in longevity. Finally, we find evidence of self-selection into inter-ethnic marriages. Overall our findings points to a society that is becoming increasingly open to cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as more secular.

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Monograph (Working Paper)
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Bottazzi, LauraUniversità di Bologna0000-0002-4919-1763
Manasse, PaoloUniversità di Bologna0000-0002-9238-3584
See, Sarah GraceUniversity of York
Keywords
inter-ethnic marriage, divorce, separation, family economics
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2282-6483
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15 Feb 2018 09:57
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