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"Tongue Tide": The Economics of Language Offers Important Lessons for How Europe Can Best Integrate Migrants

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  • Chiswick, Barry R.

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This policy analysis discusses issues regarding the migration to Europe of large numbers of immigrants and refugees who, on arrival, do not know their host country's language. It reviews problems of economic integration into the labor market, the consequences of the formation of immigrant enclaves divorced from the host country labor market, and considers public policies to facilitate their linguistic and economic integration.

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  • Chiswick, Barry R., 2016. ""Tongue Tide": The Economics of Language Offers Important Lessons for How Europe Can Best Integrate Migrants," IZA Policy Papers 113, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izapps:pp113
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    1. “Tongue Tide”: The Economics of Language Offers Important Lessons for How Europe Can Best Integrate Migrants
      by maximorossi in NEP-LTV blog on 2016-08-10 19:45:01

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    1. Oliver Himmler & Robert Jäckle, 2018. "Literacy and the Migrant–Native Wage Gap," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 64(3), pages 592-625, September.

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    Keywords

    immigrants; refugees; language; enclaves; Europe; discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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