Disadvantages of linguistic origin—Evidence from immigrant literacy scores
Ingo Isphording ()
Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 123, issue 2, 236-239
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)
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Working Paper: Disadvantages of Linguistic Origin: Evidence from Immigrant Literacy Scores (2013)
Working Paper: Disadvantages of Linguistic Origin – Evidence from Immigrant Literacy Scores (2013)
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