講題：The Ethnic Past in US: Single Ancestry Identification among Higher Generation and Their Life Outcomes
時間：2021 / 2 / 4 （週四）下午 2 點
地點：中研院 人社中心 一樓 第一會議室
This paper studies how reporting only one ancestry as a proxy for the persistence of ethnic identity towards one ethnic group among third or higher order generation immigrants of European origins affects their socioeconomic outcomes in the United States. The Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimates suggest that single ancestry reporting is associated with lower household income, education achievement, home ownership rate and a higher likelihood for being married and a lower likelihood for being divorced. I further identify the effects by instrumenting reporting one ancestry with whether an individual spoke a language other than English at home during childhood. The Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) results indicate that reporting only one ancestry has a profound negative impact on the education achievement of both men and women. It also reduces women’s household income and home ownership rate, but increases men’s likelihood of being married and their family size.