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Finn Christensen
''Residential segregation and black-white intermarriage.''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.1 )
I use 1980, 1990, and 2000 Census data to show that greater residential segregation is associated with a lower probability that black men, black women, white men, and white women are in black-white marriages. This negative relationship grows stronger among whites and remains constant among blacks when I control for local marriage market characteristics. Plausible explanations for the results are discussed and investigated.
Keywords: segregation, racial intermarriage, spatial mismatch
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
J4 - Particular Labor Markets: General
Manuscript Received : Jan 12 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 01 2011

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