The Effect of Deficiency at English on Female Immigrants’ Wage in the UK: correcting for measurement error, endogenous treatment, and sample selection bias

Alfonso Miranda (Lead / Corresponding author), Yu Zhu

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Abstract

We investigate how English as Additional Language (EAL) affects the wage gap among foreign-born female immigrants in the UK. To deal with endogeneity and measurement error of EAL and self-selection into employment we implement a 3-step estimation (TSE) procedure suggested by Wooldridge, which deliver consistent and asymptotically normal estimators. We find a large and statistically significant causal effect of EAL on the wage gap.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics
Early online date20 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • English as Additional Language (EAL)
  • endogenous treatment
  • sample selection
  • wage gap

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