Delia Furtado

University of Connecticut, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA’s World of Labor cuts out the difficult to understand “academese” language typical of academic writing and describes findings of cutting-edge research in simple, though not simplistic, ways. I am excited to contribute!

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Associate Professor, Economics Department, University of Connecticut, USA

Research interest

Immigration, family economics, and peer and network effects

Past positions

Visiting Scholar, Economics Department, Boston University, 2014; Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2010–2011


PhD Economics, Brown University, 2005

Selected publications

  • “SSI for disabled immigrants: Why do ethnic networks matter?” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 103:3 (2013): 462–466 (with N. Theodoropoulos).

  • “Does culture affect divorce? Evidence from European immigrants in the US.” Demography 50:3 (2013): 1013–1038 (with M. Marcén and A. Sevilla-Sanz).

  • “Human capital and interethnic marriage decisions.” Economic Inquiry 50:1 (2012): 82–93.

  • “Interethnic marriage: A choice between ethnic and educational similarities.” Journal of Population Economics 24:4 (2011): 1257–1279 (with N. Theodoropoulos).

  • “Why does intermarriage increase immigrant employment? The role of networks.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10:1 (2010) (with N. Theodoropoulos).