Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21370
Authors: 
Bauer, Thomas K.
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 558
Abstract: 
Empirical studies in the migration literature have shown that migration enclaves (networks) negatively affect the language proficiency of migrants. These studies, however, ignore the choice of location as a function of language skills. Using data on Mexican migration to the US, we show that migrants choose smaller networks as their English language proficiency improves.
Subjects: 
immigrants
language skills
enclave
networks
ethnic goods
ethnic concentration
JEL: 
F22
J61
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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