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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 February 2008
... for Hispanics and Asians can be explained by the average characteristics of the foreign-born that are generally associated with higher levels of segregation, such as lower levels of income, English language ability, and homeownership. We also find that immigrants who have been in the United States for longer...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 535–551.
Published: 01 August 2009
... dangerous jobs. The results indicate that immigrants are in fact more likely to work in risky jobs than U.S.-born workers, partly due to differences in average characteristics, such as immigrants’ lower English-language ability and educational attainment. 13 1 2011 © Population Association...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 619–639.
Published: 01 August 2008
... . Kossoudji S. ( 1988 ). English Language Ability and the Labor Market Opportunities of Hispanic and East Asian Immigrant Men . Journal of Labor Economics , 6 , 205 – 28 . 10.1086/298181 Krueger A.B. ( 2003 ). Inequality, Too Much of a Good Thing . In J.J. Heckman , & A.B...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 May 1999
... trip, and English language ability. As shown in previous studies, U.S. experience influences labor market outcomes (Donato et al. 1992a; Donato and Massey 1993). In general, greater experience in the U.S. labor mar- ket and greater English language ability make workers more productive and attractive...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 865–881.
Published: 01 November 2007
... : Altamira Press . Jasso G. , & Rosenzweig M.R. ( 1995 ). Do Immigrants Screened for Skills Do Better Than Family Reuni cation Immigrants? . International Migration Review , 29 , 85 – 111 . 10.2307/2546998 Kossoudji S.A. ( 1988 ). English Language Ability and the Labor...
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Demography (1993) 30 (2): 243–268.
Published: 01 May 1993
... mortgage loans, savings, or family connections. Home ownership may serve in part as a proxy for such unmeasured variables. Acculturation This predictor includes English-language ability (those who speak only English at home, who speak English well in addition to another language, and who do not speak...
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Demography (2015) 52 (2): 513–542.
Published: 07 March 2015
... to good German language ability is almost triple their ordinary least squares (OLS) estimates (5 %). Bleakley and Chin ( 2010 ) examined the effects of English proficiency on marriage, fertility, and residential location. Their results suggested that English proficiency is linked to social...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 323–338.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Variables As noted above, several sets of factors may be responsible for the observed relationships (see Appendix Table A1 for a summary). Human capital is measured by the head s educa- tional attainment, age, and English-language ability. Educa- tional attainment is assessed with three dummy variables...
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Demography (1991) 28 (3): 431–453.
Published: 01 August 1991
... with members of the majority, their likelihood of achieving residence in the suburbs increases. Thus, the process of suburbanization should be described well by individual-level variables, such as income, education, and English-language ability. Moreover, these variables should work in much the same way...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 883–898.
Published: 01 November 2007
... , 285 – 313 . 10.1016/S1062-9769(97)90070-3 Heckman J.J. ( 1979 ). Sample Selection as a Speci cation Error . Econometrica , 47 , 153 – 61 . 10.2307/1912352 Kossoudji S.A. ( 1988 ). English Language Ability and the Labor Market Opportunities of Hispanic and East Asian...
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Demography (1996) 33 (4): 443–453.
Published: 01 November 1996
..., or that immigrants' English-language ability is affected by the ethnic composition of their community. Our choice of model specification is determined by the extensive theoretical literature emphasizing the effect of both home- ownership and language on residential integration. Direct tests of alterna- tive model...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 513–534.
Published: 01 August 2009
... America (pp. 2 – 12 ). Lanham, MD : Lexington Books . Kossoudji S.A. ( 1988 ). English Language Ability and the Labor Market Outcomes of Hispanics and East Asian Men . Journal of Labor Economics , 6 , 205 – 28 . 10.1086/298181 Livingston G. , & Kahn J.R. ( 2002...
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Demography (2011) 48 (2): 437–460.
Published: 14 April 2011
... in parental human capital indicators, therefore, have important implications for child poverty research among black immigrant populations. In terms of language ability, for example, Rumbaut ( 1995 ) found low levels of English-language proficiency among many Hispanic-black immigrant groups, while Kossoudji...
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Demography (1995) 32 (4): 599–615.
Published: 01 November 1995
...) have begun to rectify these concerns in a study of homeownership among Hispanics and other ethnic groups in the United States. They include a measure of assimilation (English-language ability) and several indicators of the metropolitan context. Their results show that English-language ability...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 721–738.
Published: 01 November 2004
... in the United States 49.1 48.7 49.5 Migratory Background In the United States before green card 72.5 50.7 71.9 Ever overstayed visa 13.3 14.6 20.3 Ever apprehended by the INS 2.4 2.8 4.2 Total number of trips 3.8 1.5 3.3 Language Ability Speaks English well or very well 54.9 42.7 52.6* Interviewed in English...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 201–229.
Published: 04 January 2017
... . Kossoudji , S. A. ( 1988 ). English language ability and the labor market opportunities of Hispanic and East Asian immigrant men . Journal of Labor Economics , 6 , 205 – 228 . 10.1086/298181 . Lee , S. M. , & Edmonston , B. ( 2011 ). Age-at-arrival’s effects on Asian immigrants...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 507–540.
Published: 17 March 2016
... by birth or naturalization, or (b) non-U.S. citizen. English Language Ability = English language ability coded into two categories as (a) speaks English only, speaks English “very well,” or was age 4 in the ACS b or (b) speaks English “well,” “not well,” or “not at all.” Income Relative to Poverty...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 February 1988
... of English proficiency. A second reason involves the consideration oflinguistic variables as indicators ofhuman capital. If language skills govern access to the resources, opportunities, and networks available to the members of ethnic groups, then the ability to use English proficiently in an English...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 571–602.
Published: 17 March 2017
...Marigee Bacolod; Marcos A. Rangel Abstract We study the economic assimilation of childhood immigrants to the United States. The linguistic distance between English and the predominant language in one’s country of birth interacted with age at arrival is shown to be closely connected to occupational...
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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 387–397.
Published: 01 August 1999
... of mother tongue for native whites of foreign or mixed parentage refer to the mother tongue of the respondent's foreign parent(s), not to the mother tongue of the respondent. U.S. CENSUSES AND THE LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF IMMIGRANTS 389 tions of the ability to speak English among whites of native- born...