The Effect of Marriage on Education of Immigrants: Evidence from a Policy Reform Restricting Marriage Migration
AbstractWe investigate the effect of immigrants' marriage behavior on dropout from education. To identify the causal effect, we exploit a recent Danish policy reform that generated exogenous variation in marriage behavior by a complete abolishment of marriage migration for immigrants below 24 years. The reform influenced immigrants from countries with a high historical rate of marriage migration more than immigrants from country groups with a low rate. We find that the dropout rate for males increases by 25 percentage points as a consequence of marriage to a marriage migrant, whereas the effect for females is small and mostly insignificant. Copyright � The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" 2009. .
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Volume (Year): 111 (2009)
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