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English deficiency and the native–immigrant wage gap

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  • Miranda, Alfonso
  • Zhu, Yu

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Using the interaction of language of country of birth and age-at-arrival as instruments, we find strong evidence of a causal effect of English as Additional Language (EAL) on the native–immigrant wage gap for male employees in the UK.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 38-41

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:38-41

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Keywords: Native–immigrant wage gap; English as Additional Language (EAL); Age-at-arrival;

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  1. Alfonso Miranda & Yu Zhu, 2013. "The Causal Effect of Deficiency at English on Female Immigrants’ Labour Market Outcomes in the UK," Studies in Economics 1301, Department of Economics, University of Kent.

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