Three Essays on the Economics of Immigration and Education

Three Essays on the Economics of Immigration and Education

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Using the 2000 Census, the second paper finds that, compared to another immigrant holding a job that requires less human-interaction, an immigrant worker who possesses knowledge in speaking a non-English language and who works in a human-interaction-intensive occupation would enjoy an average wage benefit of 4.47%. For an immigrant, other immigrants from a different home country are perceived as complements, while those from the same country of origin would be substitutes. Moreover, a one standard deviation increase in bilateral trade volume between the United States and the immigrant's country of origin is predicted to enhance the immigrant's returns to working in the Wholesale Trade industry by 3.36% on average, a pattern that is very different for immigrants whose country of origin uses English as an official language.For instance, if a reduction in class size induces a positive test score gain among students, then one concludes that smaller ... As a result, this paper introduces a new proxy, similar to the one used in Hanushek and Kimko (2000)2, namely, a countrya#39;s average score in an international test, ... A further distinction between my work and previous studies includes the performance of quantile regressions to testanbsp;...

Title:Three Essays on the Economics of Immigration and Education
Author:Karmen Suen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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