标题：English listening, speaking, and earnings among workers in urban China
作者：Zhang W.; Lien D.
作者机构：[Zhang, W] Center for Economic Research, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China, Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education, Tea 更多
通讯作者地址：[Lien, D] Department of Economics, the University of Texas at San AntonioUnited States;
关键词：China; complementarity; English language skills; heterogeneity; instrument variable; labor earnings
摘要：This paper explores the relationship between English language skills and earnings among workers in urban China using micro-data from the 2015 China General Social Survey. Using OLS and 2SLS regressions, we find that there are positive economic returns to English language skills (both listening and speaking) among workers in urban China. We also find that there is considerable heterogeneity in the returns to English skills. There is a relationship of complementarity between language and other human capital such as working experience. But only limited evidence with respect to the complementarity between language and education has been found in our setting. © 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.