Essays on economics of language and family economics

Yuxin Yao

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The thesis consists of four chapters in economics of language and family economics. Chapter 2 studies how language problems in Dutch affect labor market performance on immigrants. Chapter 3 investigates the effect of dialect-speaking on native Dutch residents. Chapter 4 studies the effects of dialect-speaking on academic performance in Dutch primary schools and its spillover effects among classmates. Chapter 5 investigates the relationship between sex ratio (number of males to females) and timing of first marriage by exploiting exogenous shocks of family planning policies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
  • van Ours, Jan, Promotor
  • van Soest, Arthur, Promotor
Award date5 Sept 2017
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 522 5
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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