University of Connecticut, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Topic spokesperson
Associate Professor, Economics Department, University of Connecticut, USA
Immigration, family economics, and peer and network effects
Visiting Scholar, Economics Department, Boston University, 2014; Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2010–2011
PhD Economics, Brown University, 2005
“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).
As immigration lowers childcare and housework costs, native-born women alter their work and fertility decisionsDelia Furtado, April 2015Many countries are reviewing immigration policy, focusing on wage and employment effects for workers whose jobs may be threatened by immigration. Less attention is given to effects on prices of goods and services. The effect on childcare prices is particularly relevant to policies for dealing with the gender pay gap and below-replacement fertility rates, both thought to be affected by the difficulty of combining work and family. New research suggests immigration lowers the cost of household services and high-skilled women respond by working more or having more children.MoreLess