Daniel Auer, Johannes Kunz
Communication barriers and infant health: intergenerational effects of randomly allocating refugees across language regions

13th International Scientific Conference: Applied Economics Conference: Labour, Health, Education And Welfare, (virtual conference), October 28th to October 29th, 2021

Language proficiency is widely regarded as the most important component of immigrants' human capital for a successful participation in the host society. In this study, we demonstrate that an exogenous attribution of local communication skills affects child health at birth of the immigrants’ children.