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Ethnic Goods and Immigrant Assimilation

Ilhom Abdulloev, Gil Epstein () and Ira Gang ()

No 2014-03, Working Papers from Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Some immigrants try to keep their ethnicity hidden while others become ever deeply more mired in their home culture. We argue that among immigrants this struggle manifests itself in the ethnic goods they choose to consume. Different types of ethnic goods have vastly different effects on immigrant assimilation. We develop a simple theoretical model useful for capturing the consequences of this struggle, illustrating it with examples of Central Asian assimilation into the Muscovite economy.

Keywords: assimilation; migrants; culture; ethnic goods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-hpe, nep-mig and nep-ure
Date: 2014-02
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