The economics of language: international analyses
Written by two internationally renowned experts in the field, this book explores the determinants of dominant language proficiency among immigrants and other linguistic minorities and the consequences of this proficiency for the labour market. Using empirical material from a range of countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia and Bolivia, the authors develop a range of models of the determinants of dominant language proficiency and use econometric techniques to test them and estimate the magnitude of the effects. This volume is an excellent resource for researchers and a fine reader for specialists in labour economics, linguistics as well as a number of other disciplines.
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A study of legalized aliens
Language choice among immigrants in a multilingual
Language in the immigrant labor market
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adult American analysis Asia Australia bilingual birthplace groups Canada Canadian Census Metropolitan Area Census of Population ceteris paribus Chiswick and Miller coefficient column country of origin dependent variable destination language destination-language dichotomous variables differences dominant language fluency duration of residence educational attainment English at home English language fluency English language proficiency English language skills English-speaking estimating equation ethnic Europe exposure females fluent in English foreign-born French greater Hebrew Hebrew language higher earnings Hispanic human capital immigrants impact included individuals instrumental variables Israel Labor Economics labor market labor market experience Legalized Population Survey level of schooling linguistic distance literacy and numeracy logit males married measure Microdata minority language concentration mother tongue native born natural logarithm non-English official language parentheses partial effect percentage points proficiency in English Quebec refugees regression reported respondent Romance-language Soviet Spanish speak English statistically significant Table U.S. Census United wage