Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation. GLO Discussion Paper of the Month June.

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 FormationDownload PDF
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
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584 A tale of three countries: How did Covid-19 lockdown impact happiness? – Download PDF
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583 The Impact of Forced Displacement on Host Communities. A Review of the Empirical Literature in Economics – Download PDF
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582 Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment – Download PDF
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581 The first victims of Covid-19 in developing countries? The most vulnerable workers to the lockdown of the Tunisian economy – Download PDF
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580 Are Older Workers Willing to Learn? – Download PDF
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579 How do new immigration flows affect existing immigrants? Evidence from the refugee crisis in Germany – Download PDF
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578 Trapped in inactivity? The Austrian social assistance reform in 2019 and its impact on labour supply – Download PDF
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577 Labor Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy – Download PDF
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576 How does Fintech Innovation Matter for Bank Fragility in SSA? – Download PDF
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575 What accounts for the rising share of women in the top 1%? – Download PDF
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574 Econometric Models of Fertility – Download PDF
Miranda, Alfonso & Trivedi, Pravin K.

573 Markov switching models for happiness during a pandemic: The New-Zealand experience – Download PDF
Rossouw, Stephanie & Greyling, Talita & Adhikari, Tamanna & Morrison, Phillip S.

572 Decomposing poverty in hard times: Greece 2007-2016 – Download PDF
Andriopoulou, Eirini & Kanavitsa, Eleni & Tsakloglou, Panos

571 Covid-19, Family Stress and Domestic Violence: Remote Work, Isolation and Bargaining Power – Download PDF
Beland, Louis-Philippe & Brodeur, Abel & Haddad, Joanne & Mikola, Derek

570 Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation – Download PDF
Galor, Oded & Özak, Ömer & Sarid, Assaf

569 Testing for Asymmetric Employer Learning and Statistical Discrimination – Download PDF
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
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
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Davillas, Apostolos & Jones, Andrew M.

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