Delia Furtado

Associate Professor



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Subject Areas: Labor and Demographic Economics

Delia Furtado is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut. Since earning her Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University, she has published extensively in the field of immigration in journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), and Demography. She is a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) as well as the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

Delia’s research bridges economics of migration, labor markets, and demography. Her portfolio includes papers on how ethnic networks and their cultural norms affect immigrant outcomes in family and work domains ranging from divorce rates, to disability insurance take-up, to parental-leave taking. Interested in the ways in which immigration policies shape career decisions of high skilled immigrants, Delia has also studied H-1B visas and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. In addition, she has explored the impacts of immigration on native-born populations that extend beyond wage and employment outcomes. Specifically, she has examined how immigrant nannies affect highly educated native women’s fertility decisions. Her most recent work takes a health services research approach, focusing on how immigrant nurses and nursing assistants can affect the quality of care provided in nursing homes.

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 2005

Courses Taught:
— Women and Minorities in the Labor Market
— Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
— ECON 6441: Advanced Labor Economics I
— ECON 6442: Advanced Labor Economics II

Research Interests: Immigration, Family Economics, Network and Peer Effects

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location323 Herbst Hall
Office HoursMondays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:25