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dc.contributor.authorRatna, Nazmun N.en
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Ian A.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T01:35:06Z
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3979
dc.description.abstractWe examine if barriers to communication, created through differences in language, culture, religion or race, retard economic assimilation of immigrants workers in American metropolitan areas. Employing a panel dataset for three census years: 1980, 1990 and 2000; we estimate the impact of diversity on labour productivity (measured as average wage). Our findings indicate: one, racial diversity reduces labour productivity; two, linguistic diversity and cultural diversity enhance labour productivity, but barriers to communication mitigate the positive effects of linguistic diversity. We also discuss preliminary results of the investigation on the impact of diversity on wage gaps between immigrant and native workers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance.en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors.en
dc.sourceNZAE & LEANZ Conferenceen
dc.subjectracial diversityen
dc.subjectcitiesen
dc.subjectwagesen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectpublic policyen
dc.subjecteconomic modellingen
dc.subjecteconomic growthen
dc.subjectassimilationen
dc.subjectsettler societiesen
dc.titleDiversity and 'economic assimilation' of immigrant workers: evidence from cities in the USAen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.subject.anzsrc1402 Applied Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc140202 Economic Development and Growthen
pubs.finish-date2010-07-02en
pubs.notesOral presentation delivered at the 51st New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference, held at the University of Auckland Business School on 30 June – 2 July 2010.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2010-06-30en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-7565-2834
lu.subtypeConference Oral Presentationen


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