Marriage Formation and Local Economic Opportunity in the United States: A Comparison of Public-use and Restricted Access Census Data

Sheela Kennedy, Catherine A Fitch, Steven J Ruggles, J Michael Oakes

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the relationship of male and female economic opportunity to marriage formation in 2000, examining how relationships vary with race and ethnicity. To address these issues, we carry out multi-level analysis of the effects of local economic conditions on the marriage decisions of young men and women. We will compare results obtained using the 5% sample of Census 2000 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) with those from an analysis of restricted access census files available only through Census Bureau Research Data Centers (RDCs). The internal files allow the identification of small geographic regions to measure local economic conditions. This analysis will help gauge the value of the restricted access data by presenting a benchmark using public data.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2011
EventPopulation Association of America Annual Meeting 2011 - Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C., United States
Duration: Mar 31 2011Apr 2 2011

Conference

ConferencePopulation Association of America Annual Meeting 2011
Abbreviated titlePAA 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period3/31/114/2/11

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