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.

Dialect-speaking, Job characteristics, Wage penalty
dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10663-018-9420-z, hdl.handle.net/1765/110941
Erasmus School of Economics

Yao, Y. (Yuxin), & van Ours, J.C. (2018). Daily dialect-speaking and wages among native Dutch speakers. Empirica. doi:10.1007/s10663-018-9420-z