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Nonparametric Bounds on the Returns to Language Skills

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dc.creator González, Libertad
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:02Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20333
dc.identifier ppn:384779697
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20333
dc.description This paper applies the theoretical literature on nonparametric bounds on treatment effects to the estimation of how limited English proficiency (LEP) affects wages and employment opportunities for Hispanic workers in the United States. I analyze the identifying power of several weak assumptions on treatment response and selection, and stress the interactions between LEP and education, occupation and immigration status. I show that the combination of two weak but credible assumptions provides informative upper bounds on the returns to language skills for certain subgroups of the population. Adding age at arrival as a monotone instrumental variable also provides informative lower bounds.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1098
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J31
dc.subject J24
dc.subject C14
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject nonparametric bounds
dc.subject language skills
dc.subject Hispanic workers
dc.subject labor market outcomes
dc.subject Bildungsertrag
dc.subject Humankapital
dc.subject Hispanics
dc.subject Arbeitsmarkt
dc.subject Lohn
dc.subject Nichtparametrisches Verfahren
dc.subject Vereinigte Staaten
dc.title Nonparametric Bounds on the Returns to Language Skills
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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