Delia Furtado

University of Connecticut, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Immigration, H-1B policy, Childcare, Elderly care, Disability insurance, Intermarriage


United States


English - Native speaker



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Current position

Associate Professor, Economics Department, University of Connecticut, USA

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).