Enclaves, Language and the Location Choice of Migrants

T. Bauer, G. Epstein, IN. Gang

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Abstract

Empirical studies in the migration literature have shown that enclaves (networks) negatively affect the language proficiency of migrants. Most of these studies do not address the choice of location as a function of language skills. Using data on Mexican migration to the US, we show that migrants choose smaller networks as their English language proficiency improves.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)649-662
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Volume18
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005

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