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Yuxin Yao, Jan C. van Ours
Daily dialect-speaking and wages among native Dutch speakers
in: Bengt-Arne Wickström, Michele Gazzola, Torsten Templin (Hrsg.), Language skills, the labour market, and socioeconomic integration
Empirica, 2019, 46(4), S.653-668, http://www.springer.com/10663
Our paper studies the effects of daily dialect-speaking on hourly wages of native Dutch workers. The unconditional difference in median hourly wage between Standard Dutch speakers and dialect speakers is about 10 percent for males and 8 percent for females. Taking into account differences in personal characteristics, family characteristics and geographical differences, wage differences are reduced by about 6 percentage points.
JEL-Codes:J24 I2
Keywords:Dialect-speaking Wage penalty Job characteristics
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit

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