The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of June finds that existing cross-language variations among migrants from the same countries of origin affected human capital accumulation of second generation migrants in the US.
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GLO Discussion Paper of the Month: June
GLO Discussion Paper No. 570, 2020
Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation – Download PDF
by Galor, Oded & Özak, Ömer & Sarid, Assaf
GLO Fellows Oded Galor & Ömer Özak
Author Abstract: This research establishes empirically that existing cross-language variations in the structure of the future tense and the presence of grammatical gender affected human capital accumulation. Exploiting variations in the dominant languages among migrants from the same countries of origin, the study explores the impact of these traits on the educational attainment of second generation migrants in the US. The results suggest that college attendance among individuals with identical ancestry is (i) higher if the dominating language at home has a periphrastic future tense, and (ii) lower for women exposed predominantly to sex-based grammatical gender.
GLO Discussion Papers of June 2020
585 The Short-Term Effect of COVID-19 on Self-Employed Workers in Canada – Download PDF
by Beland, Louis-Philippe & Fakorede, Oluwatobi & Mikola, Derek
584 A tale of three countries: How did Covid-19 lockdown impact happiness? – Download PDF
by Greyling, Talita & Rossouw, Stephanie & Adhikari, Tamanna
583 The Impact of Forced Displacement on Host Communities. A Review of the Empirical Literature in Economics – Download PDF
by Verme, Paolo & Schuettler, Kirsten
582 Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment – Download PDF
by Amin, Vikesh & Behrman, Jere R. & Fletcher, Jason M. & Flores, Carlos A. & Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso & Kohler, Hans-Peter
581 The first victims of Covid-19 in developing countries? The most vulnerable workers to the lockdown of the Tunisian economy – Download PDF
by Marouani, Mohamed Ali & Minh, Phuong Le
580 Are Older Workers Willing to Learn? – Download PDF
by Ruhose, Jens & Thomsen, Stephan L. & Weilage, Insa
579 How do new immigration flows affect existing immigrants? Evidence from the refugee crisis in Germany – Download PDF
by Deole, Sumit & Huang, Yue
578 Trapped in inactivity? The Austrian social assistance reform in 2019 and its impact on labour supply – Download PDF
by Christl, Michael & De Poli, Silvia
577 Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy – Download PDF
by Jales, Hugo & Yu, Zhengfei
576 How does Fintech Innovation Matter for Bank Fragility in SSA? – Download PDF
by Nguena, Christian-Lambert
575 What accounts for the rising share of women in the top 1%? – Download PDF
by Burkhauser, Richard V. & Hérault, Nicolas & Jenkins, Stephen P. & Wilkins, Roger
574 Econometric Models of Fertility – Download PDF
by Miranda, Alfonso & Trivedi, Pravin K.
573 Markov switching models for happiness during a pandemic: The New-Zealand experience – Download PDF
by Rossouw, Stephanie & Greyling, Talita & Adhikari, Tamanna & Morrison, Phillip S.
572 Decomposing poverty in hard times: Greece 2007-2016 – Download PDF
by Andriopoulou, Eirini & Kanavitsa, Eleni & Tsakloglou, Panos
571 Covid-19, Family Stress and Domestic Violence: Remote Work, Isolation and Bargaining Power – Download PDF
by Beland, Louis-Philippe & Brodeur, Abel & Haddad, Joanne & Mikola, Derek
570 Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation – Download PDF
by Galor, Oded & Özak, Ömer & Sarid, Assaf
569 Testing for Asymmetric Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination – Download PDF
by Ge, Suqin & Moro, Andrea & Zhu, Beibei
568 The Important Role of Equivalence Scales: Household Size, Composition, and Poverty Dynamics in the Russian Federation – Download PDF
by Abanokova, Kseniya & Dang, Hai-Anh H. & Lokshin, Michael M.
567 The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on inequality of opportunity in psychological distress in the UK – Download PDF
by & Davillas, Apostolos & Jones, Andrew M.
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