Journal article

Daily dialect-speaking and wages among native Dutch speakers

Y Yao, JC van Ours

Empirica | Springer Verlag | Published : 2019


Our paper studies the effects of daily dialect-speaking on hourly wages of native Dutch workers. The unconditional difference in median hourly wage between Standard Dutch speakers and dialect speakers is about 10% for males and 8% for females. Taking into account differences in personal characteristics, family characteristics and geographical differences, wage differences are reduced with about 6%-points.

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