English deficiency and the native-immigrant wage gap

Alfonso Miranda, Yu Zhu

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-41
    Number of pages4
    JournalEconomics Letters
    Volume118
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • Age-at-arrival
    • English as Additional Language (EAL)
    • Native-immigrant wage gap

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