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The Impact of HUD Housing Assistance Programs on Child Health in the United States
Andrew Fenelon, Michel Boudreaux, and Natalie Slopen examine the impact of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development assistance programs on child health
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Mexico-US Migration during the Great Recession
Andrés Villarreal investigates the causal origins of the recent decline in migration from Mexico to the United States
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Article Reference Troff document (with manpage macros)The Endogeneity of Race: Black Racial Identification and Men’s Earnings in Mexico
A growing body of sociological research has shown that racial identification is not only fluid, but crucially depends on other individual- and societal-level factors. When such factors are also associated with socioeconomic outcomes such as earnings, estimates of the disadvantage experienced by individuals because of how they identify racially obtained from standard regression models may be biased. We illustrate this potential bias using data from a large-scale survey conducted by the Mexican census bureau. This survey is the first by the government agency since the country’s independence to include a question on black identification. We find evidence of a substantial bias in estimates of racial disadvantage. Results from our initial models treating racial self-identification as an exogenous predictor indicate that black men have higher earnings than non-black men. However, when we use an instrumental variables model that treats racial self-identification as endogenous, that is, as a function of the same unobserved characteristics as individuals’ earnings, we find a significant negative effect of black identification on earnings. While previous studies have acknowledged the endogeneity of race, ours is the first to explicitly model racial self-identification as an endogenous predictor to obtain an unbiased estimate of its effect on individuals’ socioeconomic conditions.
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Immigrants’ Earnings Assimilation: Evidence from Longitudinal Earnings Records
Andres Villarreal compares immigrants' long-term earnings to those of native citizens, using a unique dataset
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Seminar Series: Andrés Villarreal, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
The Education-Occupation Mismatch of International Emigrants and Return Migrants from Mexico, 2005-2012
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Immigration Working Group Meeting
Initial meeting for Fall 2014
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