Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223620
Authors: 
Daley, Angela
Hu, Min
Warman, Casey
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2019 [Issue:] 469
Abstract: 
Over recent decades, Western countries have admitted many immigrants from non-traditional regions (e.g. Philippines, India, China), which has coincided with poor economic integration. Language proficiency is an important determinant of economic integration; in addition to being a component of human capital, it plays a key role in facilitating the transmission of other components of human capital. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of objective and subjective measures of language proficiency is crucial for good integration policy, as is understanding the relationship between these measures and earnings, a key indicator of economic integration.
Subjects: 
immigrants
cognitive ability
language
literacy
objective measures
subjective measures
earnings
JEL: 
J15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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