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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52181

Cattaneo, Alejandra; Winkelmann, Rainer (2003). Earnings Differentials between German and French Speakers in Switzerland. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 309, University of Zurich.

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The paper analyses the effect of mother tongue on labor market outcomes of Swiss residents. This type of analysis can shed light on an important policy question. Is the Swiss labor market well integrated, or can one find instead segmentation along language borders? Improving on previous research in this area, we use a nationally representative household survey, the Swiss Household Panel 1999 and 2000, and we explicitly account for self-selection of workers into language areas. Overall, we find no evidence to suggest that the Swiss labor market is not perfectly integrated or that internal migrants are positively selected.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:J1, J31, J4, J7
Language:English
Date:November 2003
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:32
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 05:03
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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