nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2014‒08‒09
two papers chosen by
Alexander Harin
Modern University for the Humanities

  1. Age at Immigration and High School Dropouts By Sarit Cohen Goldner; Gil S. Epstein
  2. Das Scheitern historischer Währungsräume: Kann sich die Geschichte auch für die Eurozone wiederholen? By Berthold, Norbert; Braun, Stella; Coban, Mustafa

  1. By: Sarit Cohen Goldner (Bar-Ilan University); Gil S. Epstein (Bar Ilan University)
    Abstract: We focus on high school dropout rate among male and female immigrant children. We consider the relationship between the dropout rate and age of arrival of the immigrants. Using repeated cross sectional data from the Israeli Labor Force Surveys of 1996-2011 we show that the share of high school dropouts among immigrant children who arrived from the Former Soviet Union during 1989-1994 is at least as double than among natives in the same age group. Further, we show that among immigrant youth there is a monotonic negative relation between age at arrival and the share of high school dropouts. To understand our results we present a theoretical framework that links between age at arrival in the host country, language proficiency, quality of education and wages.
    Keywords: Immigrants, age at arrival, high-school dropouts
    JEL: I21 J24 J61
    Date: 2014–08
  2. By: Berthold, Norbert; Braun, Stella; Coban, Mustafa
    Abstract: In den letzten drei Jahrhunderten wurde mehrmals der Versuch gestartet, eine stabile Währungsunion aus souveränen Staaten zu bilden. Vier historische Beispiele sollen durch ihre Entstehungsgeschichte und ihren Zerfall Aufschluss darüber geben, welche Gründe und Ursachen die Instabilität von Währungsräumen vorantreibt. Die Geschichte zeigt in bestimmten Punkten Parallelen zur heutigen Situation der Europäischen Währungsunion. Austrittsgründe der historischen Unionsmitglieder und die Stärke der Austrittsbemühungen lassen sich zum Teil auf die heutige Eurozone projizieren. -- In the last three centuries it has been attempted to constitute a stable monetary union of souvereign states. The history and the collapse of four historical examples shed light on the reasons and causes that drive the instability of currency areas. The history shows parallels to the current situation of the European Monetary Union. Reasons for the exit of historical Union members as well as the strength of their efforts to pot out, can partly be transferred to the current euro zone.
    Keywords: Lateinische Münzunion,Skandinavische Münzunion,Kronenzone,Rubelzone,Historische Währungsräume,Latin Monetary Union,Scandinavian Monetary Union,Crown Zone,Ruble Zone,Historical Currency Areas
    JEL: E42 E52 N13 N14
    Date: 2014

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