Married immigrant women and employment: the role of family investments
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
This study examines whether the transition probability from employment to non-employment among married immigrant women is consistent with the Family Investment Hypothesis (FIH). A dynamic random effects model is used and the estimations are based on a longitudinal database covering the period 1990-1996. The results indicate that the relationship between the transition probability from employment to non-employment and the family’s time of residence in Sweden, considered here as an indication of the husband’s need for host country-specific human capital, does not seem to be consistent with the interpretation of the FIH. Further, when immigrant women married to native-born Swedes are used as a comparison group, the corresponding relationship is similar despite the fact that this group should not need to apply family investment strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2004. Vol. -, no 623, 22 p.22- p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 623
Immigrant women, family investment, international migration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3819OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3819DiVA: diva2:142698
Distributor:Nationalekonomi, 90187, Umeå