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 her papers in journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), and Demography.

Delia’s research bridges the 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.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2005 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8626
published in: The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015, 662 (1), 207-222
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8614
published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2015, 4 (19)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8607
published in: Demography, 2016, 53 (1), 27-53
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6649
published in: Economic Inquiry, 2016, 54 (1), 247–267
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6399
published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 15, 276-292
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5960
published in: Demography, 2013, 50 (3), 1013-1038
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5080
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, 10 (1), Article 101
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3951
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1+2), 116-126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3931
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 273 - 296
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3506
Delia Furtado, Heinrich Hock
revised version published as "Low Skilled Immigration and Work-Fertility Tradeoffs Among High Skilled US Natives" in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (2), 224-228
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3448
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (4), 1257-1279
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1989
pubished in: Economic Inquiry, 2010, [Early View]