The Effect of Language Training on Immigrants' Economic Integration: Empirical Evidence from France

  title={The Effect of Language Training on Immigrants' Economic Integration: Empirical Evidence from France},
  author={Alexia Lochmann and Hillel Rapoport and Biagio Speciale},
  journal={International Political Economy: Migration eJournal},
We examine the impact of language training on the economic integration of immigrants in France. The assignment to this training, offered by the French Ministry of the Interior, depends mainly on a precise rule: the training is available when the test score of an initial language exam is below a certain threshold. This eligibility rule creates a discontinuity in the relation between the test result and the variables of interest, which is used to estimate the causal effect of this training… Expand
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