The English language fluency and occupational success of ethnic minority immigrant men living in English metropolitan areas

@inproceedings{Shields2002TheEL,
  title={The English language fluency and occupational success of ethnic minority immigrant men living in English metropolitan areas},
  author={Michael A. Shields and Stephen Wheatley Price},
  year={2002}
}
This paper examines a crucial aspect of the assimilation experience of ethnic minority immigrants in the United Kingdom. It explores the determinants of their English language (speaking) fluency and the key role such skills play in their occupational success. Our sample is derived from the Fourth National Survey of Ethnic M inorities undertaken in 1994. Uniquely this data contains an interviewer-assessed measure of English language fluency. Importantly, we also attempt to control for possible… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 13 REFERENCES

A (1998b) Language fluency and earnings: estim ation with m isclassified language indicators

van Soest
  • 1998
VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Lower bounds and upper bounds of returns to schooling: an exercise in IV estimation with

A Ichino, R W inter-Ebm er
  • 1999

Pseudo – R2 m easure for som e com m on lim ited dependent variable m odels

M RVeall, KF Zimmermann
  • 1996

Estim ates of the econom ic return to schooling for the United Kingdom

C Aberdeen. Harm on, I W alker
  • 1995