Religious Intermarriage: An Economic Perspective

By Carmel Ullman Chiswick, Evelin L. Lehrer

Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), 1991

This paper develops an economic framework for analyzing the relationship between religion and marriage. The economic and demographic implications of religious intermarriage are far-reaching: it is known to be associated with substantially higher rates of marital instability and with lower levels of fertility thereby also influencing female labor supply and investments in child quality.

Topic: Intermarriage, Family, Demography

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Chiswick, Carmel Ullman. Lehrer, Evelin L. Religious Intermarriage: An Economic Perspective. Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ). 1991:


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