Princeton University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research scholar and lecturer in economics and international affairs, Princeton University, USA
Economic demography, development, and international political economy
Associate Professor, Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Assistant Professor, Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
PhD Economics, Boston University, 1996
“The role of language in shaping international migration.” Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with M. Pytlikova).
“The myth of immigrant women as secondary workers: Evidence from Canada.” American Economic Review 104:3 (2014): 360–364 (with A. Ferrer).
“Fertility adaptation of child migrants to Canada.” Population Studies 68:1 (2014): 65–79 (with A. Ferrer).
“Parental son preference and children's housework: The Indian case.” Population Research and Policy Review 32:4 (2013): 553–584 (with T. Lin).
“Vanishing children: From high unemployment to low fertility in developed countries.” American Economic Review 95:2 (2005): 198–193.
Language and culture as drivers of migration
Linguistic and cultural barriers affect international migration flowsAlicía Adserà, July 2015As migration flows to developed countries have increased in recent decades, so have the number of countries from which migrants arrive. Thus, it is increasingly important to consider what role differences in culture and language play in migration decisions. Recent work shows that culture and language may explain migration patterns to developed countries even better than traditional economic variables, such as income per capita and unemployment rates in destination and origin countries. Differences in culture and language may create barriers that prevent the full realization of the potential economic gains from international mobility.MoreLess