Replication data for: Ethnic Attrition and the Observed Health of Later-Generation Mexican Americans

Stephen J. Trejo, Francisca Antman & Brian Duncan
Numerous studies find that U.S.-born Hispanics differ significantly from non-Hispanic whites on important measures of human capital, including health. Nevertheless, almost all studies rely on subjective measures of ethnic self-identification to identify immigrants' U.S.-born descendants. This can lead to bias due to \"ethnic attrition,\" which occurs whenever a U.S.-born descendant of a Hispanic immigrant fails to self-identify as Hispanic. This paper shows that Mexican American ethnic attritors are generally more likely to display health outcomes...
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