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Language Skills and Earnings: Evidence from Childhood Immigrants
Research on the effect of language skills on earnings is complicated by the endogeneity of language skills. This study exploits the phenomenon that younger children learn languages more easily thanExpand
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Age at Arrival, English Proficiency, and Social Assimilation Among U.S. Immigrants.
Are U.S. immigrants' English proficiency and social outcomes the result of their cultural preferences, or of more fundamental constraints? Using 2000 Census microdata, we relate immigrants' EnglishExpand
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The Returns to English-Language Skills in India
India’s colonial legacy and linguistic diversity give English an important role in its economy, and this role has expanded due to globalization in recent decades. In this study, we useExpand
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Can redistributing teachers across schools raise educational attainment? Evidence from Operation Blackboard in India
Abstract I evaluate a reform in India which sought to provide a second teacher to all one-teacher primary schools. The central government paid for 140,000 teachers, which is 8% of the pre-reformExpand
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Is Spanish-Only Schooling Responsible for the Puerto Rican Language Gap?
Between 1898 and 1948, English was the language of instruction for most post-primary grades in Puerto Rican public schools. Since 1949, the language of instruction in all grades has been Spanish. WeExpand
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Impact of Bank Accounts on Migrant Savings and Remittances: Evidence from a Field Experiment
We use a randomized field experiment to estimate the effect of having a United States bank account on Mexican migrants' savings and remittances. With support from the Mexican Consulate and a localExpand
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The Redistributive Effects of Political Reservation for Minorities: Evidence from India
We examine the impact of political reservation for disadvantaged minority groups on poverty. To address the concern that political reservation is endogenous, we take advantage of the state-timeExpand
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What Holds Back the Second Generation?
In 2000 Census microdata, various outcomes of second-generation immigrants are related to their parents’ age at arrival in the United States, and in particular whether that age fell within theExpand
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Does Reducing College Costs Improve Educational Outcomes for Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from State Laws Permitting Undocumented Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition at State Colleges and
Ten states, beginning with Texas and California in 2001, have passed laws permitting undocumented students to pay the in-state tuition rate - rather than the more expensive out-of-state tuition rateExpand
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Long‐Run Labor Market Effects of Japanese American Internment during World War II on Working‐Age Male Internees
  • Aimee Chin
  • History
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • 1 July 2005
In 1942, all Japanese were evacuated from the West Coast and incarcerated in internment camps. To investigate the long‐run economic consequences of this historic episode, I exploit the fact thatExpand
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