Marvasti, Akbar (2008): Occupational Safety and English Language Proficiency.
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Recent occupational injury data shows a rising trend, which happens to coincide with both increases in the population of foreign born in the U.S. and with changes in its composition. This study aims at exploring the presence of a statistical relationship between occupational injuries and the level of English proficiency of foreign born using cross-sectional data on the rate of injury and count of injury incidents. A cultural gap hypothesis is also examined as an alternative explanation for the rise in work injuries. While there is some support for the adverse effect of inadequate English language proficiency of foreign born, the results for the cultural gap hypothesis are more robust.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Occupational Safety and English Language Proficiency|
|English Title:||Occupational Safety and English Language Proficiency|
|Keywords:||English Proficiency, Occupational Injury|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J08 - Labor Economics Policies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General
|Depositing User:||Akbar Marvasti|
|Date Deposited:||08. Apr 2009 03:40|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:22|
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