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Language skills and earnings among legalized aliens.
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PMID:  12295041     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"This paper uses the data on males and females from the 1989 [U.S.] Legalized Population Survey (LPS), a sample of aliens granted amnesty under 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, to analyse English language proficiency and earnings.... English language proficiency is greater for those with more schooling, who immigrated at a younger age, who have been in the United States longer, with a more continuos stay, and who have less access to other origin language speakers where they live. Earnings are higher by about 8% for men and 17% for women who are proficient in both speaking and reading English, compared to those lacking both skills."
B R Chiswick; P W Miller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of population economics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0933-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  J Popul Econ     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-04     Completed Date:  1999-08-04     Revised Date:  2002-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084221     Medline TA:  J Popul Econ     Country:  GERMANY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-89     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Developed Countries
Educational Status*
Emigration and Immigration*
North America
Population Characteristics
Population Dynamics
Public Policy*
Sex Factors*
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors
Transients and Migrants*
United States

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