Portada The economics of language
International analyses

Acknowledgements ....XV
Preface ....XVII
Introduction ....XIX

PART I. The determinants of language proficiency ....1

1 A model of destination-language acquisition: Application to male immigrants in Canada ....3
2 Language skill definition: A study of legalized aliens ....39
3 Language choice among immigrants in a multi-lingual destination ....64
4 Language in the immigrant labor market ....78
5 Parents and children talk: English language proficiency within immigrant families ....137
WITH YEW LIANG LEE

PART II. The effects of language proficiency on labor market outcomes ....165

6 Immigrant earnings: Language skills, linguistic concentrations and the business cycle ....167
7 Schooling, literacy, numeracy and labour market success ....197
WITH YEW LIANG LEE
8 Language skills and earnings among legalized aliens ....223
9 Language and labor supply: The role of gender among immigrants in Australia ....253
10 Immigrant adjustment in Israel: The determinants of literacy and fluency in Hebrew and the effects on earnings ....284
WITH GASTON L. REPETTO

PART III. The interaction of language and earnings among immigrants ....311

11 The endogeneity between language and earnings: International analyses ....313
12 Speaking, reading, and earnings among low-skilled immigrants ....354
13 The linguistic and economic adjustment of Soviet Jewish immigrants in the United States, 1980 – 2000 ....375
WITH MICHAEL WENZ

PART IV. Language and earnings among the native born ....411

14 The economic cost to native-born Americans of limited English language proficiency ....413
15 Earnings in Canada: The roles of immigrant generation, French ethnicity, and language ....431
16 Indigenous language skills and the labor market in a developing economy: Bolivia ....473
WITH HARRY A. PATRINOS AND MICHAEL E. HURST

PART V. Language, networks and enclaves ....491

17 Do enclaves matter in immigrant adjustment? ....493
18 Ethnic networks and language proficiency among immigrants ....530

PART VI. Linguistic distance ....551

19 The effect of linguistic distance and country of origin on immigrant language skills: Application to Israel ....553
WITH MICHAEL BEENSTOCK AND GASTON L. REPETTO
20 Linguistic distance: A quantitative measure of the distance between English and other languages ....575

Bibliography of Language Research ....585
Index ....587

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