Language in the Public Service

22 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2006

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Louis N. Christofides

University of Cyprus - Department of Economics; University of Guelph; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Robert Swidinsky

University of Guelph - Department of Economics

Abstract

In the Canadian public sector, legislation regulates the language of work and service to the public, generating a demand for bilingualism. We examine whether the bilingualism premium is higher in the public than in the private sector. We analyze how earnings from three census years, one before the legislation was strengthened, have evolved, we net out the effects of observables on earnings and we partially address the selection issue.

Suggested Citation

Christofides, Louis N. and Swidinsky, Robert, Language in the Public Service. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 326-347, July 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2006.00438.x

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Robert Swidinsky

University of Guelph - Department of Economics ( email )

Guelph, Ontario
Canada

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