Using the 2000 Census, the second paper finds that, compared to another immigrant holding a job that requires less human-interaction, an immigrant worker who possesses knowledge in speaking a non-English language and who works in a human-interaction-intensive occupation would enjoy an average wage benefit of 4.47%. For an immigrant, other immigrants from a different home country are perceived as complements, while those from the same country of origin would be substitutes. Moreover, a one standard deviation increase in bilateral trade volume between the United States and the immigrant's country of origin is predicted to enhance the immigrant's returns to working in the Wholesale Trade industry by 3.36% on average, a pattern that is very different for immigrants whose country of origin uses English as an official language.college education. Given that I have not acorrecteda the selection bias problem on who chooses to migrate to the United States, two interpretations could be drawn. If ability is perceived as a pure signal (i.e., employers view education as just ananbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Economics of Immigration and Education|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|