Ruhr Economic Papers

Ruhr Economic Papers #221

Inter-ethnic Marriage and Partner Satisfaction

by Mathias Sinning and Shane Worner

RWI, 11/2010, 18 S./p., 8 Euro, ISBN 978-3-86788-253-8



This paper investigates immigrant assortative mating and relationship satisfaction. Using a modified random effects ordered probit model, the paper demonstrates that spouses of mixed couples are significantly less satisfied with their partner than native-only and foreign-only couples.

JEL-Classification: F22, I31

Keywords: International migration; assortative mating; partner satisfaction