Dalhousie University, Canada
IZA World of Labor role
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada
Health economics, labor economics,applied microeconomics, econometrics
PhD Economics, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2019
"Literacy, numeracy, technology skill, and labour market outcomes among Indigenous peoples in Canada." Canadian Public Policy 45:1 (2019): 48–73 (with A. Daley and C. Warman).
It is vital to measure language proficiency well, as it crucially determines immigrants’ earningsOver recent decades, Western countries have admitted many immigrants from non-traditional regions (e.g. Philippines, India, China), which has coincided with poor economic integration. Language proficiency is an important determinant of economic integration; in addition to being a component of human capital, it plays a key role in facilitating the transmission of other components of human capital. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of objective and subjective measures of language proficiency is crucial for good integration policy, as is understanding the relationship between these measures and earnings, a key indicator of economic integration.MoreLess