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dc.contributor.authorChiswick, Barry R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Yew Liangen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Paul W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:22:51Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:22:51Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21486-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is concerned with the determinants of English language proficiency among immigrants in a longitudinal survey for Australia. It focuses on both visa category and variables derived from an economic model of the determinants of destination language proficiency among immigrants. Skills tested and economic immigrants have the greatest proficiency shortly after immigration, followed by family-based visa recipients, with refugees having the lowest proficiency. These differences disappear by 3 – years after immigration for speaking skills, but they persist for reading and writing skills. The variables generated from the model of destination language proficiency are in part predictions of visa category and are more important statistically for explaining proficiency. The effects of some variables on language skills increase with duration in these longitudinal data. In particular, the efficiency variable, age, and gender, which may be reflecting differences in labor market attachment, increase in importance over time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 471en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlanguage proficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordvisa categoriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSpracheen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleImmigrants? Language Skills and Visa Categoryen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn350007845en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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