Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141559
Authors: 
Yao, Yuxin
Ohinata, Asako
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9800
Abstract: 
This paper studies the educational consequences of language proficiency by investigating the relationship between dialect-speaking and academic performance of 5-6 year old children in the Netherlands. We find that dialect-speaking has a modestly negative effect on boys' language test scores. In addition, we study whether there are spillover effects of peers' dialect-speaking on test scores. We find no evidence for spillover effect of peers' dialect-speaking. The test scores of neither Dutch-speaking children nor dialect-speaking children are affected by the share of dialect-speaking peers in the classroom.
Subjects: 
dialect-speaking
test scores
spillover effects
language
academic performance
JEL: 
J24
I2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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