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Nonparametric bounds on the returns to language skills

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dc.contributor.author González, Libertad
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:50:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:50:36Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=714
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Applied Econometrics, 20: 771-795, 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/660
dc.description.abstract 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.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 714
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Nonparametric bounds on the returns to language skills
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:08:03Z
dc.subject.keyword nonparametric bounds
dc.subject.keyword language skills
dc.subject.keyword hispanic workers
dc.subject.keyword labor market outcomes
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
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