Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar 11. märtsil
Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar toimub 11. märtsil kell 16.00-17.00 ruumis SOC-415.
Seminar toimub inglise keeles.
Svetlana Ridala, Department of Finance and Economics, TTÜ
Language Skills in an Ethnically Segmented Labor market: Estonia 1989–2012 (co-authors: Sven-Kristjan Bormann, University of Tartu; Ott Toomet, University of Tartu)
Abstract: We analyze the relation between language skills and labor market outcomes in Estonia, a linguistically divided country where Estonian is the sole official language. We show that for men, fluency in Estonian is related to low unemployment, but does not give a significant income premium. English skills are related to a substantial income premium, but have virtually no effect on unemployment. Russian language skills are related to higher wage for Estonians, but the relationship is slowly fading and is not associated with lower unemployment. For women, the estimates are more uniform. Through the 20 years since independence, the importance of Estonian has remained constant while the effect of Russian and English has declined, probably reflecting the decreasing economic relations with Russia and increasing abundance of English skills. These results can be explained by simultaneous ethnic and gender segregation.
The seminar is held in English. Copies of the paper will be available at the seminar.
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Questions regarding the seminar can be addressed to Karsten Staehr, karsten dot staehr at ttu dot ee