Speaking in Numbers: The Effect of Reading Performance on Math Performance among Immigrants
Ingo Isphording (),
Marc Piopiunik () and
Núria Rodriguez-Planas ()
No 5589, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo
This paper is the first to estimate a causal effect of immigrant students’ reading performance on their math performance. To overcome endogeneity issues due to unobserved ability, we apply an IV approach exploiting variation in age-at-arrival and the linguistic distance between origin and destination country languages. Using four PISA waves, we find a strong influence of reading performance on math performance, highlighting the importance of early language support for immigrants for their educational career.
Keywords: immigrants; language; math performance; linguistic distance; age-at-arrival; instrumental variable (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I24 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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