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Disadvantages of linguistic origin—Evidence from immigrant literacy scores

Ingo Isphording ()

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 123, issue 2, 236-239

Abstract: This study quantifies the disadvantage in literacy skills that arises from the linguistic distance between their mother tongue and host country language, combining individual cross-country data on literacy scores with unique information on the linguistic distance between languages.

Keywords: Linguistic distance; Literacy; Human capital; Immigrants (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J15 J24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.02.013

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