Immigrant-Native Substitutability: The Role of Language Ability
Ethan G. Lewis
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Wage evidence suggests that immigrant workers are imperfectly substitutable for native-born workers with similar education and experience. Using U.S. Censuses and recent American Community Survey data, I ask to what extent differences in language skills drive this. I fi...
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