Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

The Effects of Language Characteristics on the Wages of Hispanic-American Males

Gilles Grenier
The Journal of Human Resources
Vol. 19, No. 1 (Winter, 1984), pp. 35-52
DOI: 10.2307/145415
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/145415
Page Count: 18
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($17.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Effects of Language Characteristics on the Wages of Hispanic-American Males
Preview not available

Abstract

This paper reports an investigation of the extent to which the language handicap of Hispanic Americans explains their low economic status. Wage equations which include language attributes among the explanatory variables are estimated for a sample of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white males drawn from the 1976 Survey of Income and Education. It is found that language attributes have a significant effect on wages and that they explain an important proportion of the mean wage differential between non-Hispanics and Hispanics.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[35]
    [35]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
36
    36
  • Thumbnail: Page 
37
    37
  • Thumbnail: Page 
38
    38
  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42
  • Thumbnail: Page 
43
    43
  • Thumbnail: Page 
44
    44
  • Thumbnail: Page 
45
    45
  • Thumbnail: Page 
46
    46
  • Thumbnail: Page 
47
    47
  • Thumbnail: Page 
48
    48
  • Thumbnail: Page 
49
    49
  • Thumbnail: Page 
50
    50
  • Thumbnail: Page 
51
    51
  • Thumbnail: Page 
52
    52