The effect of deficiency at English on female immigrants’ wage in the UK: correcting for measurement error, endogenous treatment, and sample selection bias

Publication type

Journal Article

Published in

Applied Economics Letters

Authors

Alfonso Miranda and Yu Zhu

Publication date

Summary

We investigate how English as Additional Language (EAL) affects the wage gap among foreign-born female immigrants in the UK. To deal with endogeneity and measurement error of EAL and self-selection into employment we implement a 3-step estimation (TSE) procedure suggested by Wooldridge, which deliver consistent and asymptotically normal estimators. We find a large and statistically significant causal effect of EAL on the wage gap.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2020.1753873

ISSN

16

Subjects

Migration, Labour Market, Economics and Wages And Earnings

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