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dc.contributor.authorChong, Albertoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:32Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51508-
dc.description.abstractLanguage serves two key functions. It enables communication between agents, which allows for the establishment and operation of formal and informal institutions. It also serves a less obvious function, a reassuring quality more closely related to issues linked with trust, social capital, and cultural identification. While research on the role of language as a learning process is widespread, there is no evidence on the role of language as a signal of cultural affinity. I pursue this latter avenue of research and show that subtle language affinity is positively linked with change in earnings when using English-speaking data for cities in the Golden Horseshoe area in Southern Ontario during the period 1991 to 2001. The results are robust to changes in specification, a broad number of empirical tests, and a diverse set of outcome variables.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 586en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.jelO51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordCultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnglishen_US
dc.subject.keywordTrusten_US
dc.subject.keywordGovernanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordCanadaen_US
dc.subject.stwSpracheen_US
dc.subject.stwKommunikationen_US
dc.subject.stwKulturpsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwVertrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwEnglisch (Sprache)en_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOntario (Provinz)en_US
dc.titleDoes it matter how people speak?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585533245en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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