Enclaves, Language and the Location Choice of Migrants
14 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2002
Date Written: August 2002
Empirical studies in the migration literature have shown that migration enclaves (networks) negatively affect the language proficiency of migrants. These studies, however, ignore 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.
Keywords: Immigrants, Language Skills, Enclave, Networks, Ethnic Goods, Ethnic Concentration
JEL Classification: J15, J61, F22
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