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Occupational crosswalk, data and language requirements

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Forfattere:

Hoen, Maria Brunborg

År:

2016

Referanse:

Frisch Arbeidsnotat
Nummer i serie: 1

Summary

I create a crosswalk between the standard occupational classification systems in Norway and US to link occupation characteristics available from the US database O*NET to Norwegian occupations. From the O*NET data I construct a "language requirement index" for every Norwegian occupation. In Hoen (2016) I use this index to instrument for occupations’ share of Eastern European immigrants. Different language requirements create variation in immigration into occupations. I find that the largest immigrant occupations have below median language requirements. Furthermore, the income of workers in low language occupations are lower than for workers with high language occupations.

Prosjekt info:

Oppdragsgiver: Norges forskningsråd
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 1182 - European Strains

ISBN:

978-82-7988-230-5